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25 Van New Avenue 

Sale 240 

San Francisco. C A 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621 3868 3:00 I. 



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MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara SUar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon ABey 
Stanley Elchelboum 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heary 
John Knken 
Robert F LaRocca 

Asn'a Mesa-Bains. Ph D. 



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AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WKDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 1992 

3 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS, SUITE 70 

Approval of Dec. 18, 1991 Minutes 

Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural for Arlington Hotel at 
Leavenworth and Ellis; Johanna Poettig, 
artist, with Giahy Chung and Don Bonus. 

B. Approval of final payment of $2,766.66 
on Nayland Blake's design development 
contract for the Main Library. 

C. Approval of final payment of $5,000 on 
Alice Aycock's design development 
contract for the Main Library. 

Embarcadero: Promenade Ribbon Project 
Jill Manton 

Review of Final drawings before working 
drawings . 



3:30 IV. 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commtesion. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wmship 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Ucenses 



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Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 . , _ „, 

ArtHouse 4:10 VI, 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155_Grove Street 

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Main Library 

Debra Lehane ; Susan Pontious; Russ Abel, 
Cathy Simon 



A. 
B. 



Pioneer Monument 

Review of Revision of Nayland Blake 
design; Approval of contract for 
production of shop drawings and author 
research for $12,000 

Budget 

Francis O'Conner Visit 



Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

Review of FY 91-92 schedule 

Muni-Metro Turnaround 

Jill Manton; Susan Pontious; Robert Millar; 

Dave Sutter 
Review of artist's design proposal 

Muni-Metro Extension 

Jill Manton 

Review of recommended candidates 



* :40 VMI - Islais Creek/Woods Muni Facilities 

Jill Manton 

Panelist Recommendations 

lx - Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil; Capt. Tom Suttmeier and Peter 
Wong 

Approval of Selectin Panel recommendation of 
proposal by artist Cheryl Riley. 

x - Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil; Capt. Tom Suttmeier and Peter 

Wong 

Approval of Selection Panel composition 

5:05 XI - Tenderloin Recreation Center 
Jill Manton 
Artist Selection 

5:25 XII. Firestation #2 
Susan Pontious 
Artist Selection 

5:45 XIII. Moscone/Howard St. 

Jill Manton; Discussion 

6:00 XIV. Market St. 

Eleanor Beaton 
A. Banner Design 

Approval of design by Joe Sam 



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B. Photo Series 

Set Date for Next Policy Meeting 

XVI. Information: 

Meeting of Rivera Committee, Feb. 13, 1992 

6:15 Adjournment 



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MINUTES 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

JANUARY 29. 199.1 

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rs Pres.i Commissioners absen 

Amalia Mesa-tia 

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Joanne Chow Wi ns 
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m Pontious 

Approval of minutes of meeting of December 18 1991 

The minutes of the December 18. 1991 visual Arts Committee 
meeting were approved as read on a motion by Commissioner 
Boas. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous. 

II. Consent Calendar 

Approval of mural for Arlington Hotel at Leavenworth 
and Ellis; Johanna Poettig, artist, with Giahy Chung 
and Don Bonus. 

6. Approval of final payment of $2,766.66 on Nayland 
Blake's design development contract for the Main 
Library. 

C Approval of final payment of $5,000 on Alice Aycock's 
design development contract for the Main Library. 

The consent calendar was approved on a motion by 
Commissioner Boas, seconded by Commissioner LaRocca. The 
ayes were unanimous. 

III. Public Art: Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton reported on the status of the Promenade Ribbon 
Project, reminding the commissioners that the benches and 
bollards deleted and that function is now provided by the 

design. However, there would be no architectural 
credit to the art budget for replacement of these items. 



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Commissioner Healy moved to recommend that a credit for 
the cost of the replaced bollards and benches be made to 
the art budget. She stated that she would speak with 
Chief Administrative Officer Rudy Nothenberg regarding 
this. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon explained the artist- team s 
recommendation that trash receptacles be located at a 
distance from the Ribbon and that they be of a simple, 
elegant design, preferably the same color of concrete as 
the sidewalk. Sasaki, Assoc, which is performing design 
review on the project, agrees with this idea. 

Ms. Stauffacher Solomon discussed the necessary sand- 
blasting of the glass block. It was agreed that sand- 
blasting was only necessary on the glass in the sidewalk. 
John Winder, consulting architect, explained the team's 
concept for fiber-optic lighting beneath the blocks. The 
lighting could be tied into existing City street lighting 
at 35' intervals. He explained that the City would need 
to lay empty conduit from the light poles to the Ribbon 
and provide junction boxes. Commissioner Healy requested 
that the team consult a lighting designer or engineer to 
insure safety and feasibility. 

CAO project manager Peg Divine explained some of the 
problems with tying into the City lighting system and 
suggested several people to contact concerning 
f easibi 1 i ty . 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the revised glass 
block design and the lighting concept, contingent upon 
resolution of budget, maintenance and feasibility issues. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. The motion passed 
unanimously. 

It was agreed that a meeting be set up between the artist- 
team and Sasaki to resolve remaining design issues and 
that the artists should be apprised of design guidelines 
in the Pier 7 area. 

IV. Public Art: Main Library 

Pioneer Monument 
Debra Lehane reviewed for the Committee the Civic Des 
Review Committee discussion of January 13 regarding the 
proposed relocation of the Pioneer Monument. Five sites 



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loLt,n^ h T W Committee reviewed the proposed 

locations and has agreed that the Fulton Street Mall is 
the most favorable. The Arts Commission will be asked to 
make a decision concerning the monument sometime after the 
Library certification of the EIR on February 27th 

Review of Revision of Nayland Blake design 
Artist Nayland Blake introduced the revised design for the 
instead of 311 / ' th ?. Llbra ^- 'iber Optics win be useT 
ornhTfl ^nary lighting, to solve the maintenance 
problems. The wall will now be moved out and angled. It 
will be an independent structure which the stairway wraps 

back so'th-rin b s TV* St6el Wlth a derated m^aT 

so that the back of the wall, with glowing fiber 
optic tubing will be visible. The artist and architects 

-rrored'sSs? 9 '° ^""^ * "^ SyStem tQ hoid the 

!h S l^r f!" 6 S6en 3S ieadin 3 lights of the community. 

The whole wall acts as a spine, and also as an index 

because the authors' names will be located on the floor 
where their works are found. 

The Committee requested review of a final mock up of the 
light system. M nB 

The artist's next contract will include production of shop 
drawings and selection of authors, which will involve 

tensive meetings with library personnel as well as the 
larger community. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve a contract for 
production of shop drawings and author research for 
$12,000. Commissioner Healy seconded. it was so moved. 

C. Budget 

Susan Pontious informed the Commissioners that the artists 
and architects had been able to reduce their costs 
sufficiently to bring the entire project in on budget 
Commissioner Healy moved approval of the fee proposal "by 
Pei Cobb Freed and Partners and Simon Martin-Vegue 



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elstein Moris Associated Architects of i i or 
additional design services and use of their consultants 
for art enrichment for the New Main Library. 

Francis O'Conner visit 
Debra Lehane reported that Mr. O'Conner had postponed his 
visi t . 

V. Arts Commission Gallery 

Anne Meissner asked it the Commissioners had questions 
regarding the upcoming gallery schedule for the corning 
year. Commissioner Healy requested that the issue of the 
Gallery, including the schedule, be discussed at a special 
meeting. She requested that a meeting be set up as soon 
as possible. 

The proposed budget would not increase over the current 
budget. It includes $30,000 for 6 indoor exhibits, 
$18,000 for 3 outdoor exhibits and $9,200 for operating 
expenses. Meissner reiterated that there are important 
deadlines coming up, including a grant deadline and 
approval of the April exhibition and plans for the outdoor 
site. 

Commissioner LaRocca departed at this time. All following 
items were presented as information only. 

VI. Muni-Metro Extension 

Jill Manton presented a short list of candidates for 
participation on a design team for Muni bridges over 
Mission and Islais Creek and for a Muni vehicle facility. 
30 candidates were reviewed by the curator and a list of 
five were presented to Barbara Moy , the PUC Project 
Manager. The candidates are: Kent Roberts, Robert 
Catalusci , Anita Margrill and the team of Peter Richards, 
Michael Oppenheimer and Jerry Lum. The fee for the 
project is based on a typical architect's full time annual 
salary of $50,000. it is expected that the first phase of 
the project will require about e» months of full time work. 

Commissioners Healy and Boas recommended that the team of 
Richards, Oppenheimer and Lum be approved for inclusion in 
the design team. 

VII. Public Art Bayview Police Station 

The Selection Panel for the Bayview Police Station. 
composed of Captain Suttmeier, Peter Wong : aid of 
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The artist has proposed a multi-part installation in the 
rnain lobby including floor design, a central sculptural 
a DoSiuI nonces. The Panel was also interested in 
a podium, sconces and painted doors for the community room 

The buSo^ff C ?K Cem 3bOUt thB SCale of some dements 
to tunH i! ^ ^ S project is $38,000, which is not enough 
1 all of the components. Riley will me et with the 

ent and architect to work out the budget and scale 
ro!rf, an ? m With a final P r °P°sal and budget for the 
Committee s approval. Issues related to the integrity of 
whf k h 9n ! lements - in Particular the painted doors, 

ch have been drawn from African sources, will also be 
addressed in the final proposal. 

Commissioners Healy and Boas concurred with the Selection 

bJ tiA C r° 1Ce 3nd recommen ^d that the choice be approved 
by the Arts Commission. 

VIII. Public Art: Taraval Police Station 

Toma Macneil asked the Commissioners to review the 
composition of a Selection Panel for the Taraval Police 
Station. The Panel would be composed of an Arts 
Commissioner, an Arts Professional, preferably from the 
community, Captain Suttmeier, Peter Wong and Tonia 
Macneil. The project architect, Gary Hoy, and the station 
commander would advise the panel. Commissioners Healy and 
Boas agreed that an Arts Commissioner was not needed on a 
panel for a project of this scale. 

IX. Islais Creek/Woods Muni Facility 

Jill Manton asked the Commissioners to review a list ot 
Potential panelists for the Selection Panel for the Islais 
Creek/Woods Muni Facility, and recommend four people The 
suggested names were: John Wanette. Bonny Lloyd (the'urban 
Geographer), Reiko Goto, Al Wong and Yolanda Lopez The 
Commissioners agreed to recommend John Wanette, Bonny 
Lloyd Lewis Desoto and Yolanda Lopez as members of the 
Selection Panel. 

X. Market Street 

Jill Manton presented the banner designs by artist Joe Sam 
which will be installed on Market Street lighting poles 



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between 3rd and t>tn Streets for three months. 
Commissioners Healy and Boas will recommend that the Arts 
Commission approve the designs as submitted. The artist 
will receive a $500 honorarium for each design. 

Manton reported on the progress of the Photo Series for 
Market Street. The first series will be installed in the 
25 Gannett kiosks between Van Ness and Embarcadero in late 
March. 

An alternate Market Street Advisory Committee member is 
needed to replace Judy Chan. Possible replacements are 
Ellen Sebastian, Rene Pritikin and Margaret Crane. The 
Commissioners will recommend approval of Ellen Sebastian, 
who is the Director of Life on the Water. 

XI. Muni Metro Turnaround 

Artist Robert Millar presented his revised and additional 
proposals for art to be integrated into the Muni Metro 
Portal on the Embarcadero. In addition to the 
Commissioners, Dave Sutter and Flint Nelson of the PUC 
participated in the discussion. 

The artist presented a revision of his original proposal, 
which previously had been rejected by the Commission at 
it's December meeting as well as a new proposal for 
mirrored surfaces covered with text on the interior walls 
of the tube. The content of the text would be the series 
of questions the artist had posed to himself in 
researching the project. 

Discussion centered around the intent of the PUC and Port 
in creating an opportunity for art work integrated into 
the structure, and the feasibility of receiving approval 
of the proposals from the many agencies involved. The 
final environmental impact statement, or FEIS, has been 
interpreted to preclude any proposal which radically 
altered the current design of the portal structure. 

The Commissioners and staff from the PUC agreed that 
neither proposal would receive support at this point. 
They recommended that the artist re-think the project, and 
that if possible an additional three to four weeks should 
be made available for this task. 

The scope of the project would be extended to include the 
interior of the tunnel from the end of the portal back to 
the Embarcadero station. It was noted that p.arts of the 



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XII . Firestation »2 

ntious presented the recomm' i the 

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n the new building. 
lantei have been ident i 

cations enrichment. Five artists were 
amended: Sonya Ishii. Robin brailsford, Roberto 

I Wong and Eileen Borgeson. Commissioners Healy 
and Boas identified three artists: Sonya Ishii, Roberto 
Salas and Al Wong for recommendation to the , 

.mssion. The artists will be recommended to receive an 
honorarium of $500 each to create proposals. 

XIII .Tenderloin Recreation Center 

Jill Manton introduced the Tenderloin Selection Pane 

recommendations for artists to create art works for the 

All of the artists will involve children in 
the process of design and implementation of their 
projects. The projects will be implemented over time, so 
as to create a series of ongoing activities in the center. 
The artists selected are Martha Heavenston and the team of 
Joe Sam and Joanna Poethig. If additional funding is 
available, the Panel also wished to commission a team of 
Juana Alicia and Samboun Sayasane as well. The 
Commissioners concurred with the Panel's decision. 

XIV. Moscone/Howard Street 

Jill Manton reported on the current status of the 
Moscone/Howard Street Project. The artists have replied 
in writing to the concerns of the Commission. They will 
not change the text of the original proposal. Budget and 
maintenance concerns could be alleviated by replacing neon 
with fiber optics, but the project would still be $40,000 
over budget. The team is willing to work with the 
Commission to resolve the design issues, by either going 
ahead with the current project, or altering the design to 
avoid spanning the street but retaining the concept, or 
starting over with an entirely new concept developed 
through a series of meetings with the community and 
concerned City agencies. The Commission also has the 
option to start over again with a new selection process. 

A discussion took place concerning the possible 
alternatives, however no agreement was reached. 



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The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. Ordered: Approval of minutes of December 18, 
1991 Visual Arts Committee Meeting. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval of final payment of $2,7t>6.66 
on Nayland Blake's design development contract for the 
Main Library. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

Ordered: Approval of mural for Arlington Hotel 
at Leavenworth and Ellis: Johanna Poettig, artist, with 
Giahy Chung and Don Bonus. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Approval of final payment of $5,000 on 
Alice Aycock's design development contract for the Main 
Library. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval of revised glass block design 
and lighting concept for the Embarcadero Ribbon Project, 
contingent upon resolution of budget, maintenance and 
feasibility issues. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

Ordered: Recommendation that a credit be made 
to the Ribbon Project art budget for the cost of the 
replaced bollards and benches for the Embarcadero 
Promenade . 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

Ordered: Approval of a contract of $12,000 for 
Nayland Blake for production of shop drawings and author 
research for the New Main Library. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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approval of the fee proposal by Pei 

.n-Vegue Winkeistein 
Bd Architects or . 5 for additional 
ices and use of their consultants for art 
Vie New Main Library, 
ed: nussioner He 
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on was taken on the following items due to the lack 
of a quorum. The Commissioners present made 
recommendations for further consideration by the Visual 
Committee as follows: 

Recommended: Approval of the team of Peter 
Richards, Michael Oppenheimer and Richard Lum to 
participate on a design team for the Mum bridges over 

--ion and Islais Creek and for a Muni vehicle facility. 

Recommended: Approval of Cheryl Riley to 
create art enrichment at the Bayview Police Station and 
authorization to the Director to enter into contract with 
the artist for an amount not to exceed $39,000. 

3. Recommended: Approval of a Selection Panel for 
the Taraval Police Station to include an arts 
professional, Captain Tom Suttmeier, Peter Wong and Tonia 
Macnei 1 . 

Recommended: Approval of John Winet, Bonny 
Lloyd, Lewis DeSoto and Yolanda Lopez as members of the 
Selection Panel for the Islais Creek/woods Mum Facility. 

Recommended: Approval of Joe Sam's designs for 
banners to be installed on Market Street and authorization 
to pay an honorarium of $1000 for his work. 

Recommended: Approval of Ellen Sebastian as a 
member of the Market Street Advisory Committee to replace 
Judy Chan. 

Recommended: Approval of artists Sonya Ishii 
Roberto Salas and Al Wong to create proposals for art work 
at Firestation 82, and authorization to pay each artist a 
maquette fee of $500. 

Recommended: Approval of artists Martha 
Heavenston for an amount not to exceed $10,000 and the 
team of Joe Sam and Joanna Poethig, for an amount not to 



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: 30 each artist ana pending additional funding. 
Juana Alicia and Samboun Sayasane to develop art projects 
for the Tenderloin Recreation Center, and authorization to 
the Director to enter into contract with the artists. 




Tonia MacneiT. , Curator 
Public Art Program 




Joanne Chow Wrhship 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. C A 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



MAYOR 

Frank Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Borbara Stdor 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heaty 
John Kriken 
Robert F LaRocca 
Genny Um 

AmalKi Mesa-Bains. Ph D. 
RaiV Okamoto 
^^■die Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



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Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



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4:15 VI. 



4:20 VII. 



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AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

3 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY, KKB. 19, 1992 

25 VAN NESS, SUITE 70 

Approval of Minutes from Jan. 29, 1992 

Consent Calendar: Market St. Program 
Approval of $150 additional payment to each 

?l u 6 , f ° llowing artists Participating in 
the Market St. program to reimburse them 
for the cost of obtaining a San Francisco 
Business Tax license as required by the 
Purchasing Dept.: Jim Goldberg, Jo 
Babcock, Brenda Prager, George 
Berticivicet, Crystal Huie, Jo Sam and Bill 
Fontana. 

Collections 
Debra Lehane 

A. Arneson bust 

B. Rivera Mural Meeting report 

C. Storage Room 

D. Computerization of collection 



Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

A. Approval of exhibit scheduled for 
April 24- June 4, 1992, Miniscule 
Miniatures (working title). 

B. Update of exhibit concepts submitted 

Moscone/Howard St. 
Joanne Chow Winship 

Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of George Gonzales's design 

development contract for Gazebo. 

Mission Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Review and approval of Project Guidelines 

Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Request to purchase proposal drawing from 
John Scott. 



4:40 IX. Airport Parking Garage 

Susan Pontious; Clyde Cohen, Bureau of 

Architecture 

Approval of Art Enrichment concept 

4:50 X. Firestation 40 

Bruce Flynn, Jorge Gutierrez 
New Art Enrichment Project 

5:00 XI. Muni-Metro Turnaround 
Susan Pontious 
Report 

5:15 XII. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Shannon Maloney/Harold Coffee 

XII. Schedule next policy meeting 

XIII. Old Business 

XIV. New Business 
6:00 Adjournment 



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P.*. due to lack of 



-issioners Healy and Mesa-Bains met informally with staff 
to hear and comment on the following staff reports: 

of January 29 Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
the next \isual nmittee meeting, staff win 
ST Pa P rL ra a ph 7 \f\ 1 « i " to th. January-^ minutes, 
read- "thI % P '• lrSt sentence should be revised to 
read The Commissioners and staff from the PUC agreed that 
neither proposal would receive support.' agreed that 

DPW P^ Ub1 ^ u Ft: Sunnydale Pump Station 

UP* Project Manager Shannon Malonev reported that the ™=+ 
estimates for Sunnvdale p„», n <z+ a + ^ a tnat tJle cost 

ounnyaaie Fump Station are more than *4fin nnn 

budge L C S365 r 0uS 10 ? b » d *?™^*. The^aUaJ M °° 
of 1*02 SoO «nH W V $37,0 °° conti ^enc y , for a total 
?L U • !' u he estlraates came in at over $1 million 
The estimates might be as much as 25% high, but this does' 
not alleviate the entire problem. S 




List items separately in the bid package, asking 

wifh^rT 6 b ^ S ° n 6aCh se « men t of the project, 
with the hope of getting lower bids. 



4. Investigate use of the Islais Creek*Art Enrichmer 
Stserve *' ° f $10 °' 000 ' which **" been heTd 

It was recommended that the artist be advised of the 
situation and be included in any decision. The Protect 
Manager should send the artist a copy of the bid package and 
ask for her recommendations. ^ ' e and 

under i iioS i So e ;nri e th 1 ° P ^ ^ ^^ With * baSe bid of 
under $400,00 and the other segments as ad-alternates, or 

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will send out each segment as a separate bid item. The 
possibility of using the Islais Creek funds should also be 
investigated . 

II. Public Art: Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious reported that she will ask the Visual Arts 
Committee to approve a payment of $18,150 to George Gonzalez 
for Design Development for art at the Mental Health 
Faci 1 

III. Public Art: Mission Police Station 

Tonia Macneil introduced the project guidelines and time 
line for the Mission Police Station. Commissioner Mesa- 
Bains recommended that staff consult community organizations 
which deal with youth at risk, such as Rap and Horizons 
Unlimited, in developing the program for the lobby of the 
Juvenile Facility. Commissioner Healy will appoint 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains as the Arts Commission liaison to 
the Selection Panel, and herself as the alternate. 

TV. Public Art: Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil will request that the Commission purchase John 
Scott's proposal drawing for the Bayview Police Station. 
The price of the drawing, framed is about $350. Funds are 
available in the art enrichment budget. 

V. Public Art: Firestation #40 

Bruce Flynn from the Bureau of Architecture presented the 
plans for remodeling and upgrading the Fire Station in the 
Sunset at 18th Avenue. The building is Monterey colonial 
style. The remodeling will add recessed side walls, replace 
grillwork on the upper windows, replace the roof and change 
the curve of the garage arches. The construction budget is 
$1 million, therefore the 2% art enrichment allocation will 
be $20,000. The logical sites for art work are the 
balconies or the wall surfaces, into which tile could be 
set. 

The Visual Arts Committee will further discuss the art 
enrichment program once the conceptual design has been 
approved by the Civic Design Review Committee. 

VI. Public Art: Airport Parking Garage 

Clyde Cohen from the Bureau of Architecture presented the 
proposed design of a new parking structure at the San 
Francisco Airport. The 7-story, 3,000 car garage will be 
located between South Airport Boulevard and an off-ramp from 
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nrichment budgf <>00. 

Mr. Cohen proposed that art enrichment be integrated into 

ire signage and graphics program of the garage, 
through the use of fiber optics. Architectural credits will 
be given for replacement of standard signage and graphics 
for the building. 

The timeline for the project is tight. Working drawings 
will be complete by June, bids will go out in October and it 
is expected that the building will be complete a year from 
October . 

Commissioners expressed concern that artists might be 
strangled by too many functional regulations in such a 
project. However they agreed to recommend that the Visual 

s Committee approve fiber optics as an art concept for 
the building. 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

Anne Meissner reported the death of Helaine Fortgang, a 

member of the Gallery's Advisory Board. 

Meissner reported on the plans for Exploration City-Site. 
The Gallery has applied for a LEF Foundation grant to fund 
part of the program, and additional funding is being sought. 
She asked the Commissioners to consider a list of Selection 
Panelists for the program. The Commissioners recommended 
Judy Moran, Mildred Howard (with Renee Yanez as an 
alternate ) , David Robinson and one additional person from 
the list. Meissner will begin advertising the project. 
Awards will be approved pending receipt of funding. 

Meissner presented the artists proposed for an April 24th 
exhibition at the Gallery. The title of the exhibition is 
subject : SIGHT. It will focus on small works which deal 
with aspects of seeing. The Commissioners were concerned 
about overcrowding, and suggested that the exhibit include 
five of the proposed artists: Tom Foolery, Peggy Ingalls, 
Bob Jones, Ingrid Maun, and Chris Daubert. More research 
should be done before approving proposals from other 
artists . 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center/Howard Street 

Joanne Winship stated that the Visual Arts Committee will 
have three options to consider when it meets to decide on 
the future of the Mart inez-Petropoulos-White proposal. The 



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Commission may approve the artists' proposal in its current 
form, ask the team to start again with an entirely new 
proposal or stop the project entirely and begin again with a 
new set of guidelines and selection process. 

The discussion centered around the need to have more contact 
with the team before a decision is made. The Commissioners 
will recommend to the Visual Arts Committee that the artists 
be invited to return to San Francisco for another meeting 
and that transportation costs be paid by the Commission. 

IX. Collections 

A. The Arneson bust 

Recent correspondence with the Goldstrom Gallery concerning 
the Arneson bust was discussed. 

B. Storage Room 

Debra Lehane reports that the remodeling of the storage room 
in Suite 70 is complete. 

C. Computerization of the Collection 

Debra Lehane reports that she is moving forward on the 
computerization of the collection. The software has been 
ordered and should be in place by Summer. 

D. Rivera Mural Meeting 

Debra Lehane reported that she and commissioner Mesa-Bains 
attended a meeting of the Diego Rivera Mural Committee. The 
Committee must raise funds to study how to move the mural 
and then raise funds to move it. A major concern at this 
point is to insure that the wall in the library is strong 
enough to hold the mural. There will be a meeting on March 
26 to view a video tape simulating the mural in it's new 
location . 

Ms. Lehane is serving on the planning committee for the 
project . 



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City and County 
of San Fronclsco 




San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX* 621-3868 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Colection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts & Education 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Aft Program 



Smte 430 

Street Artists Licenses 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



SPECIAL VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
GALLERY PROGRAMS 

Thursday, March 5, 1992 
I s Commission Meeting Room 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 
3:00 p.m. 



Arts Commission Gallery \ 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



Current Gallery Budget Situation 

Program Enhancement and Arts Community Involvement 

Planning Process 

Current Program Schedule 



City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

Son Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



I . 



REVISED AGENDA 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1992 

3 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS, SUITE 240 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Approval of minutes to Jan. 29, 1992 Visual 
Arts Committee as revised. 



MAYOR 

Frank Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Noncy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Knlcen 

Robert F LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Amelia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

RaiY Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreolion and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Sute 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



B. Authorization for Director to enter into 

contract with George Gonzales for $18,150 for 
design development of art enrichment proposal 
for New Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility. 

Approval of project guidelines for Mission 
Police Station Art Enrichment Program, with 
Commissioner Mesa-Baines as Arts Commission 
liaison and Commissioner Healy as alternate. 

D. Approval of purchase and framing of John 
Scott's proposal drawing for the Bayview 
Police Station. 

E. Approval of use of fiber optics, incorporating 
signage and graphics, as an art concept for 
the new Airport Parking Garage, and art 
enrichment budget of $450,000. 

F. Approval for Arts Commission Gallery to begin 
advertising Exploration City-Site Program for 
1992-93. 

G. Approval of exhibition at San Francisco 
Gallery entitled Subject : Sight for the 
Gallery from April 24 -June 5, 1992. Artists 
to be exhibited are: Tom Foolery, Peggy 
Ingalls, Bob Jones, Chris Daubert, and Ingrid 
Maun . 

H. Authorization for the Director to arrange a 
special meeting between the Visual Arts 
Committee and the artist-team for Moscone 
Center/Howard St. project, and to pay for the 
team's travel expenses. 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



II. GALLERY 

A. Current Gallery Budget Situation 

B. Program Enhancement and Arts Community 
Involvement 



C. Planning Process 

D. Current Program Schedule 

III. MUNIMETRO TURNAROUND 

Review of Artist's new proposal for site 



< ' cnmty 




25 Von Ness Avenue 

SU'e 240 

Son Ffonclsco. CA 94102 

(415)554 9671 

FAX/ 621 3868 



MEETING OF I UK VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1992 



was cancelled due to lack of 



a quorum, 



mayor 

Frank Jordan 

COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelboum 

Daniel Genera 

ArY>o Heory 

John Krlken 

Robert F laRocco 

Genny Llm 

Amallo Mesa Bolns. Ph D 

Ral Y Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 



In the absence of a quorum, an informal discussion 
concerning the Gallery was held. Participants in the 

Lng were: Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural 
Affairs, Anne Meissner, Gallery Director, Commissioners Anne 
Healy, Nancy Boas and Dodie Rosekrans, and Gallery Advisory 
Board Members Bonnie Earls Solari and Catherine E. 
Maechling . 



tA OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents ot the 
Fine A/Is Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commbsion 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public A/t Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554 9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




City and County 
of San Francisco 




ACKNDA FOR VISUAL AIM'S COMMITTEE MEETING 

3 P.M. , MAKCII 18, 1992 

25 VAN NESS, SUITE 70 

25 Van Nell Avenue 

Suite 240 . ,, i ,. i i 

i.i-o r a 94102 '• Consent Calendar 

'*" A. Exonerate Surety Co. of the Pacific from 

FAX #621 3868 , ... . , . , . . . . .. .. 

Further Liability for Hip performance 
bond Issued to No I son Ironworks for 
fabrication and Installation of gates at 
Kezar S t ad Lum. 

MAYOR 

Frank Jordan B. Endorsement of "Bus Shelter Gallery" 

proposal by Naom i e Kremer, which would 
institute an exhibition of works by Ml-' A 
students in bus shelter ad panels. 

Barbara Skkii 
President 

NoncyBoas ( ' ■ Approval at Director's discretion to 

Vice President increase Eleanor Beaton's contract by 

VeinonAtey $1-1,580 and extend until Oct. 3, 1992 for 

n l rl»7rl»l bClim professional services for the public art 



■.".■ 



Daniel Genera 

Anne Mealy program. 

John Knken 

Robert F. LaRocco 

GermyLim 1). Approval of mural proposal by Esther 

Hernandez designed for Centro Latino de 
San Francisco. 



i Bains. PhD 
^fclY Okomoto 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 



I I . Co I lee t ions 

Debra Lehane and Jeffrey Heller 



r,' es "^ e . n, . 5 .°" he Review of proposed gift of a pedestal for the 

Fine Arts Museum . 

Library Commission. Columbus Statue. 

Plonning Commission. 

Recreation and Pork 

Commission [IT. Market St. 

Eleanor Beaton 

directorof A. Approval of selection panel 

?oare A Ch owWnship recommendations for Program Cycle 1. 

programs y " Review and approval of photos for photo 

Arts Festivals documentation poster series. 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 

Ne^hborhood Arts IV. Library 

POPS Symphony Concerts Susan Pont ions 

Public Art Program rtUSan fOIlllOUS 

street Artists Licenses A. Review of Nayland Blake's prototype for 

lighting fixture. 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554 9677 

ArtHouse contract 

415-554-9679 



B. Increase in Alice Aycock's design 



Airport Parking Garage 

Susan Pontious 
f554 9682 Discussion of proposed art concept and budget 



Arts Commission Gallery Susan Pnntiniis 

155 Grove Street fcusan fOntlOUS 



VI. Hospital Service Building Seismic upgrade 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of art concept 

VII. Mental Health Facility 

Susan font ions 

A. Approval of George Gonzales revised 
proposal for Mental Health Facility 
Gazebo . 

B. Approval of purchase of 2-dimensionaJ 
artwork pending approval from Health 
Dept. clinical committee. 



Mission District Police Station 

Ton i a Macne i 1 

Approval of Selection Panel members 

Hayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley 

Review of additional proposal by Cheryl Riley 

for Community Room of Bayview Police Station. 



D * A *C0, Y 



MINI 

SUAL ARTS COMMII I 
MARCH 18, 1992 

Led to order a1 p.m. 

missioners present: mmissioners abse> 

Barba Anne He 

>as 

Tonia Macneil 

in Pontious 
Debra Lehane 

I . Consent Calendar 

Commissioner Boas requested removal of Item B. from the 

consent calendar. 

onerate Surety Co. of the Pacific from further 
liability for the performance bond issued to Nelson 
Ironworks for fabricationa nd installation of gates at 
Kezar Stadium. 

C. Approval at Director's discretion to increase Eleanor 
Beaton's contract by $14,580 and extend until October 
3, 1992 for professional services for the public art 
program. 

D. Approval of mural proposal by Esther Hernandez designed 
for Centro Latino de San Francisco. 

Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the consent calendar as 
revised. Commissioner Boas seconded. It was so moved. 

II. Collections: Gift of Pedestal for Columbus Statue 
Stephen Sooter, of Heller and Leake Architects and Robert 
McCarthy of the Columbus Memorial Committee explained that 
the City of Genoa wishes to bestow a gift on the City of San 
Francisco in the form of a base for the Columbus statue 
located in Pioneer Park at Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. 

Mr. Sooter presented drawings of the proposed base, which 
will be an hexagonal form, 3 1/2' high by 9 1/2' wide with 
relief sculpture on three sides. The material will be slate 
from Columbus' ancestral home. The bas-relief carving will 



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r 



be done by an Italian artist. The City of Genoa has 
allocated about $400,000 for the project. 

Commissioner Sklar moved to accept the City of Genoa's gift 
of a base for the Columbus statue. Commissioner Baos 
seconded the motion. The ayes were unanimous. 



III. Art Enrichment: Airport Parking Garage 
Susan Pontious reminded the committee of the issues 
discussed at the full Commission meeting regarding the 
Airport Parking Garage. She explained that the art 
enrichment funds generated by the garage can be used 
throughout the airport, however there is no room in the 
airport for more art at this time, and there will be ample 
funds generated by future expansion. 

The language of the bond specifically allows these funds to 
be used for maintenance, however the art enrichment 
ordinance does not. If it were legally possible to do so, a 
fund could be set up for maintenance of the collection. 
Pontious suggested that this possibility should be 
researched . 

Architect Clyde Cohen reviewed the location of the project 
and the use of fiber-optics explaining that the building and 
art work would be highly visible to thousands of people 
twenty-four hours a day. 

There are basically three possible actions: 

1. Divide the budget, using a portion of the funds for the 

building and putting some funds aside for maintenance 

needs . 

Put all the funds aside for the future. 
3. Use the full Art Enrichment allotment on this building. 

Commissoner Sklar proposed that $100,000 be put aside for 
maintenance if that is legally possible, $50,000 be set 
aside for art administration and $300,000 would then be 
available for art enrichment. 

The committee agreed to table the issue until more is known 
about the use of funds for maintenance. 

III. Art Enrichment: Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton requested the Committee's approval of the 

Market Street selection panel recommendations for Program 



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i projects su i approval of other agencies 



Approval was requested for proposals by the following 
uals and groups: 

The Life Center: The Life Wall and the Life Garden 
$5,000 

Phillip Ross and Barry McGee : Storefront Installation 
SI , 500 

Iris Landsberg, Keesje Fischer: Processional Theatre 
with Wise Fool Puppet Intervention 
$4,500 

Exploratorium/Goethe Institute: Music Day 
$3,000 

Valerie Soe: Video Installation at Farmers' Market 
$5,000 

509 Cultural Center: Honorarium for Luggage Store 
Roll-down Doors 
$1 ,500 

mberly Kelzer: Bookcase Design 
$800 

Brett C. Cook-D: the first issue of "The Book of 
Questions" at cost of $800; with option to renew 
subsequent pages/issues for a total cost not to exceed 
$5,000. 

Approval was also requested to provide a $500 honorarium to 
the Poetry Center for research to identify 6 quotations to 
be inset into paving of Muni Boarding islands. 

Beaton asked the committee to approve in concept the 
following projects for Gannett kiosk posters with specific 
budgets to be presented next month: 

American Indian Contemporary Arts/Headlands: Native 
American Indian responses to the Quincentennial 

Ann Chamberlain, Yolanda Lopez, David Izu, Julian Lang, 
Brenda Hutchinson, Ulysses Jenkins: Stories of 



YAC-MI\ T 0318.92-twm Page 



immigration and history from the Chicano, Na1 
American, African-American, Japanese American, elderly 
and youth communities. 

Mike Mandel/Larry Sultan: The Billboard Project on the 
crisis in education 

Maria Porges: Image/text 

Hospitality House: Work by 3 Hospitality House artists 

Andrea Brewster: Women from S.F.'s early history 

Rene Castro/Francisco Alarcon: Invite the team to 
collaborate and create a poster series specifically in 
response to Market Street 

Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the recommendations of 
the Selection Panel with specific budgets for the kiosk 
posters to be approved at the next meeting. Commissioner 
Boas seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

Beaton also requested approval of the photographs of Brenda 
Prager, Crystal Huie, and George Berticevich, a selection of 
which will be enlarged and printed as posters for the 
Gannett kiosk displays. 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the photographs for the 
Photo documentation poster series. Commissioner Sklar 
seconded. It was so moved. 

IV. Art Enrichment: Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil introduced artist Cheryl Riley and explained 
that the artist wished to make an additional proposal for 
the community room of the Bayview Police Station, and would 
be approaching an outside donor to finance the project. 

The proposal includes a podium, wall sconces, wall reliefs 

and tables and chairs for the new community room. If the 

proposal is funded, the artist will make a gift of the art 
work to the C 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the proposal by Cheryl 
Riley. Commissioner Sklar seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous. A letter will be drafted in support of the 
proposal . 



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v • At • Knr lchment : 




atioua requested approval of an extension to -Mice 

3 desxgn contract to August 1, 1992 and an increase 

ol $-4,000 in the amount of the contract r • ". increase 

moved to approve the re n„« contract. Commissioner Boas 
seconded, "ft ^s so m^ved C ° mmiS — La «— 

Vi. Art Enrichment: Hospital Service Building Seismic 
~. „ Upgrade 

VII. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 
Susan Pontious requested approval of George Gonzales' 

Gllei: S C h ematlC d6Sign f ° r the Mental Health Facl. 
Gazebo. Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the schematic 
design, Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so moved 

Pontious requested approval to purchase and frame the 
following works of art for the New Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility, pending client approval: 

"■ J* T* lSt. m- ii 

John Michael Keating NeV^oof 

P t J ° han Workshop 

Yoko-Pepingil! O^Seriefllf " < ^ »*^ , 

Hilda Chen tk« m <-• 

u -^ , Ine Blue Spot 

"? yUmi 0da Bamboo Boat 

Florence fcong Overstuffed Chair 

MfcL ?°r?r My Yellow Heart 

Joe Sam ££*' ^Plants in Window 

Stephen Namara cJila Lily 

Lyn 



VAC-MIN0318.92-tx 



Page 



ackcroft Street Vendc 

Christopher Roche Waiting on L.B. Transit 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the purchase. 
Commissioner Sklar seconded. It was so moved. 

VI I I. Art Enrichment: Mission District Police Station 
Tonia Macneil asked the committee to approve the members of 
the Selection Panel for the Mission District Police Station: 
Maria Pinedo, Director of the Galeria de la Raza, Lewis 
deSoto, Assistant Professor at San Francisco State 
University, Tom Suttmeier, Police Planning Department and 
Edmund Shum, Project Architect. An advisory committee has 
been established to help the Selection Panel with their 
deliberations. At this point the following people will be 
on the panel: Frances Phillips, Director of Intersection for 
the Arts, Captain John Neulan, Mission Station Commanding 

■er and Officer Sally de Haven from the Mission Station, 
and Peter Wong of the Bureau of Architecture. At least two 
Mission District artist/residents will also be included. 

Macneil explained that because of end-of-term time 
constraints, Lewis deSoto may not be able to participate. 
It was suggested that if he is not able to participate, 
another artist with similar qualifications would be 
appropriate. Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the 
members of the Selection Panel, with the option for the 
curator to select an alternate for Lewis deSoto. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

IX. Consent Calendar: Item B. 

Endorsement of "Bus Shelter Gallery" proposal by Naomie 
Kremer, which would institute an exhibition of works by 
students in bus shelter ad panels. 

Commissioner Boas stated that the Commission's relationship 
to Gannett might be jeopardized by endorsement of the 
proposal. There have been several proposals such as this 
one brought before the Commission. The committee requested 
that the Director discuss with Gannett the Arts Commission's 
role in evaluating proposals for their shelters. The 
committee did not reject Kremer 's proposal but requested 
more information before taking action. 

X. Announcements 

At the request of Jill Manton, it was announced 
that a Public Art Walking Tour had been set up in 
cooperation with the AIA and volunteer docent Nancy Fisher. 



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lid concentrate on the South of Market area, 
the area's architecture and the public art at 

Moscone Garage and the 6th and Folsom 
111-- monthly torn- will begin at the offices of 
ind take 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The first one will be in 

B. Tonia Macneil informed the committee that 

I Ue Moscone Center/Esplanade Ballroom project 
•1 Ls1 Hung Liu is coming along on schedule. Macneil is 
i ng with the CAO and other agencies to plan the 
dedication of the piece. There is a possibility of 
coordinating the dedication with a national media campaign 
for the arts in late September. Commissioners suggested 
that the gallery and Market Street programs might be 
coordinated to time with this event as well. 

Commissioners stated their desire to include a 
discussion of the Moscone Center/Howard Street project on 
the next agenda. The committee asked that the model remain 
on site for the meeting and that a site visit be scheduled 
ahead of time. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Ordered: Exoneration of Surety Co. of the Pacific from 
further liability for the performance bond issued to Nelson 
Ironworks for fabrication and installtion of gates at Kezar 
Stadium. 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval at Director's discretion to increase 
Eleanor Beaton's contract by $14,580 and extend until 
October 3, 1992 for professional services for the public art 
program . 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of mural proposal by Esther 
Hernandez designed for Centro Latino de San Francisco. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote; Unanimous 



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Ordered: Acceptance of tne City of Genoa's gift of the 
base presented by the Columbus Memorial Committee for the 
Columbus Statue located at Pioneer Park by Coit Tower. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval of the recommendations of the 
selection panel for the Market Street Program Cycle I 
proposals and authorization to enter into contract with the 
following groups and individuals for the amount specified: 

The Life Center: The Life Wall and the Life Garden 
55,000 

Phillip Ross and Barry McGee : Storefront Installation 
$1 ,500 

Iris Landsberg, Keesje Fischer: Processional Theatre 
with Wise Fool Puppet Intervention 
$4,500 

Exploratorium/Goethe Institute: Music Day 
S3, 000 

Valerie Soe : Video Installation at Farmers' Market 
$5,000 

509 Cultural Center: Honorarium for Luggage Store 
Roll-down Doors 
$1 ,500 

Kimberly Kelzer: Bookcase Design 
$800 

Brett C. Cook-D: the first issue of "The Book of 
Questions" at cost of $800; with option to renew 
subsequent pages/issues for a total cost not to exceed 
$5 ,000. 

The Poetry Center: Research to identify 6 quotations to 
be inset into paving of Muni boarding islands. $500 

and approval in concept of proposals by the following groups 
and individuals and authorization to enter into contract for 
Gannett kiosk posters with specific budgets to be presented 
at the next Visual Arts Committee meeting: 



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Contemporary Arts/Headlands: Native 
lian responses to the Quincentennial 

Ann I hamberlain, Yolanda Lopez, David Izu, Julian Lang, 
Brenda I ses Jenkins: Stories of 

immigration and history from the Chicano, Native 
American, African-American, Japanese American, elderly 
and youth communities. 

ke Mandel/Lar m: i tie Hiilboard Project on the 
crisis in education 

Maria Porges: Image/text 

Hospitality House: Work by 3 Hospitality House artists 

i-irea Brewster: Women from S.F.'s early hist' 

Rene Castro/Francisco Alarcon: Invite the team to 
collaborate and create a poster series specifically in 
response to Market Street 

Movi Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Approval of photographs by Brenda Prager, 
I al Huie and George Berticevich for enlargement and 

printing as posters for Gannett kiosks. Authorization to 
expend funds for the implementation of the project. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote : Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of second proposal by artist Cheryl 
Riley for the Community Room at the Bayview Police Station 
and support for the artist's efforts to secure outside 
funding for the project. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Approval of an extension to Alice Aycock's 
design contract to August 1, 1992 and an increase of $4,000 
in the amount of the contract. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: Approval of George Gonzales' revised 
schematic design for the Mental Health Facility Gazebo. 
Moved: Commissoner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 



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10. Ordered: Approval of 

following works of art for 

Nursing Facility, pending c 

Artist 

John Michael Keating 

Stanley Chan 

Peter Nye 

Yoko Pettingill 

Hilda Chen 

Mayumi Oda 

Florence Wong 

Mary Snowden 

Michael Alfe 

Joe Sam 

Stephen Namara 

Eva Cockcroft 

Christopher Roche 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 



the purchase and framing of the 
the New Skilled Mental Health 
1 ient approval : 

Title 

New Roof 

Workshop 

Carl of Cole St. (the Haight 

Obi Series - 

The Blue Spot 

Bamboo Boat 

Overstuffed Chair 
fellow Heart 

Plants w/Plants in Window 

Latin 

Calla Lily 

Lyn 

Street Vendor =1 

Waiting on L.B. Transit 



11. Ordered: Approval of Maria Pineda, Lewis deSoto, Tom 

Suttmeier and Edmund Shum as members of the Selection apnel 

fo the Mission District Police Station with authorization to 

the curator to select an alternate for Lewis deSoto if 

necessai 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote : Unanimous 




diuay 



lfonia MacneiJ ,1/ u 
Public Art Program 




APPROVED: 




Joanne 7 Chow Win*hip 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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MINI 
VISUAL ARTS COMMIT! 
MARCH 1H, 1992 

order 

nissioners present: mmissioners absent: 

i.lar Anne H< 

Robert LaRocca 
oas 

resent : 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 

T . Consent Calendar 

Commissioner Boas requested removal of Item B. from the 

consent calendar. 

A. Exonerate Surety Co. of the Pacific from further 

liability for the performance bond issued to Nelson 
Ironworks for fabricationa nd installation of gates at 
Kezar Stadium. 

Approval at Director's discretion to increase Eleanor 
Beaton's contract by $14,580 and extend until October 
3, 1992 for professional services for the public art 
program . 

D. Approval of mural proposal by Esther Hernandez designed 
for Centro Latino de San Francisco. 

Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the consent calendar as 
revised. Commissioner Boas seconded. It was so moved. 

II. Collections: Gift of Pedestal for Columbus Statue 
Stephen Sooter, of Heller and Leake Architects and Robert 
McCarthy of the Columbus Memorial Committee explained that 
the City of Genoa wishes to bestow a gift on the City of San 
Francisco in the form of a base for the Columbus statue 
located in Pioneer Park at Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. 

Mr. Sooter presented drawings of the proposed base, which 
will be an hexagonal form, 3 1/2' high by 9 1/2' wide with 
relief sculpture on three sides. The material will be slate 
from Columbus' ancestral home. The bas-relief carving will 



VAC-MIN0318.92-twm Page 



be done by an Italian artist. The City of Genoa has 
allocated about $400, 000 for the project. 

Commissioner Sklar moved to accept the City of Genoa's gift 
of a base for the Columbus statue. Commissioner Baos 
seconded the motion. The ayes were unanimous. 



III. Art Enrichment: Airport Parking Garage 
Susan Pontious reminded the committee of the issues 
discussed at the full Commission meeting regarding the 
Airport Parking Garage. She explained that the art 
enrichment funds generated by the garage can be used 
throughout the airport, however there is no room in the 
airport for more art at this time, and there will be ample 
funds generated by future expansion. 

The language of the bond specifically allows these funds to 
be used for maintenance, however the art enrichment 
ordinance does not. If it were legally possible to do so, a 
fund could be set up for maintenance of the collection. 
Pontious suggested that this possibility should be 
researched . 

Architect Clyde Cohen reviewed the location of the project 
and the use of fiber-optics explaining that the building and 
art work would be highly visible to thousands of people 
twenty-four hours a day. 

There are basically three possible actions: 

1. Divide the budget, using a portion of the funds for the 

building and putting some funds aside for maintenance 

needs . 

Put all the funds aside for the future. 
3. Use the full Art Enrichment allotment on this building. 

Commissoner Sklar proposed that $100,000 be put aside for 
maintenance if that is legally possible, $50,000 be set 
aside for art administration and $300,000 would then be 
available for art enrichment. 

The committee agreed to table the issue until more is known 
about the use of funds for maintenance. 

III. Art Enrichment: Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton requested the Committee's approval of the 

Market Street selection panel recommendations for Program 



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25 Von Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554 9671 

FAX #621 3868 



AGENDA 

LL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1992 

.) P.M. 

25 VAN NESS, SUITE 70 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by 
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Approval of January 29, 1991 Minutes 
Approval of March 5, 1992 Minutes as 
revi sed 

Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural for Raza Park; Ray 

Patlan, artist. 

B. Approval of mural proposal for 
Kauffman Pool at McLaren Park 
(Visitacion and Hahn Streets); artist- 
Berry Hazard. 

C. Authorization to modify contract with 
Solomon/Saitowitz/Acconci by $15,000 
for production of working drawings for 
the North Embarcadero Ribbon Project. 

Lombard Street Garage 

Kathryn Pennypacker 

Information regarding request by Lee 

Champagne . 

Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

A. Approval of grant application for 
$7o00 to the George Frederick Jewett 
Foundation for Exploration Citv-Site 
for fiscal year 1992-93. 

B. Report on other funding sources for 
the Gallery Program for 1992-93. 

C Approval of exhibition for June 25 to 
August 6, 1992. 




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V. Market Street 

F.leanor Be 



i urn and 
production costs for Gannett kiosk 
poster sen 

B. Approve costs to cover liability 
insurance for initial projects, 
amount not to exceed $5,000. 

e of SI , 500 to i, 
consultation to design prototype 

I'lay case for exhibition in 
Muni/Bart stations 

VI. Airport 

Debra Lehane 

Approve waiver of use of Art Enrichment 

■ is on actual building sites of Firehouse 
and United Parking Garage and reservation 
of funds for use on other sites at the 
Airport . 

4:15 VI1 - Collections: Maquette Proposals/Moscone 
Center 

Debra Lehane 

Request for funds not to exceed $2500 for 
framing in plexi boxes for works by Judy 
Pfaff, Cheri Raciti and Ismael Frigerio. 

The work of Ismael Frigerio requires 
removal of the work from the foam core. A 
paper conservator will be needed to safely 
remove the work from the mounting used to 
ship the work. 

VIII. Collections: San Francisco International 
Airport 

Debra Lehane, Freda Koblick 
Recommendation of the Airport Advisory 
Commission to not re-install the piece by 
Freda Koblick in the North Terminal. 
Artist appeal and discussion. 

4; 45 IX. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Approval of selection panel members. 



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ussion and approval of proposal for 
allocation of art enrichment funds. 

5: 15 Fire Station #2 

Tonia Macn< 

i>rove selection of Panel recommendation 
Lsl M Wong to produce art work for 
Fire static; ithorization to the 
Director to enter into contract with the 
artist for an amount not to exceed $38,500, 

5:30 XIII. Fire Station #40 
Jorge Guttierrez 

Approve request to waive art enrichment 
requirement . 

5:35 XIV. New Business 

5:40 XV. Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
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REGULAR Ml APRIL 22, 1992 

The meeting was called to order at 3:35 pm. The 
following items were removed from the agenda: Items Ila 
and [lb (Consent Calendar), Item III (Lombard Street 
Garage ) . 



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Bob LaRocca 
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Barbara Sklar 



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Tonia Macneil 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Joanne Chow Winship 
Anne Meissner 



I. MINUTES 

Minutes of January 29, 1992 were revised as follows: 
Page 6, Paragraph 7, first sentence should be revised to 
read: "The Commissioners and staff from the PUC agreed 
that neither proposal would receive support." 



Minutes of March 18, 1992 
Page 4, Paragraph 2, first 
read: "Commissioner Sklar 
recommendations of the Sel 
budgets for the kiosk post 
Arts Committee." Page 8, 
should be revised to read 
proposals by the following 
authorization to enter int 
posters once specific budg 
Arts Committee." 



were revised as follows: 

sentence should be revised to 
moved to approve in concept the 
ection Panel once specific 
ers are approved by the Visual 
Paragraph 2, last sentence 
". . .and approval in concept of 

groups and individuals and 
o contract for Gannett kiosk 
ets are approved by the Visual 



ORDERED: Approval of Visual Arts Committee minutes for 
January 29, 1992 and March 18, 1992 meetings as revised. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



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II. NDAR 

Approve authorization to modify contract with 
Solomon/Sai towi tz/Acconc i by $15,000 for production of 
working drawings for the North Embarcadero Ribbon 
Pro je 

D: llealy/Boas 

unanimously approved 



MARKET STREET PROGRAM 

Eleanor Beaton began with a status report on Market 
Street projects. The first photodocumentat ion series is 
now being printed; installation on the Gannett kiosks is 
planned for May 1st. 

The first program Cycle 1 project to be implemented will 
be an installation by Philip Ross and Barru McGee at the 
Phelan Building, 768 Market. The installation will be in 
a former beauty supply store, turned souvenir shop. 
Beaton showed slides of the proposed installation which 
will be completed by April 29th and on view through May. 

Item A) Beaton proposed a set of guidelines, as follows, 
for the poster series on the Gannett kiosks along Market 
Street in order to insure equity among artists and avoid 
runaway production costs: 

1) an honorarium of $500 per image used; 

2) a budget range of $2000 to $3000 provided 

for each print production of 25 posters; 

3) artists to be responsible for providing 

camera-ready artwork. 

Guidelines will be clearly delineated in future 
prospectuses for the Market Street Program. For the 
kiosk projects (already selected by the Market Street 
Panel for Program Cycle 1 and approved in concept by the 
Visual Arts Committee) the following budgets were 
recommended : 

a) $5000 total for 6 original images and 25 posters 

to AICA/Headlands; 

b) $5000 total for 6 original images and 25 posters 

to the team of Ann Chamberlain, Yolanda Lopez, 
David Izu, Julian Lang, Brenda Hutchenson, and 
Ulysses Jenkins; 



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•3000 honorarium for 6 original images and up to 
$2500 for 25 posters to the team of Mike Mandel 
and Larry Sultan; 

d) $3000 honorarium for 6 original images and up to 

$3000 for 25 posters to the team of Rene Castro 
and Francisco Alarcon; 

e) $1500 honorarium for 3 original images and up to 

$1500 for 12 posters to Maria Porges; 

f) $1500 honorarium for 3 original images and up to 

$1500 for 12 posters to Andrea Brewster; 

g) $3000 honorarium for 3 original images and up 

to $3000 for 25 posters to Hospitality House. 

ORDERED: Approve guidelines for the Gannett kiosk poster 
projects (1-3 above) and selected Cycle 1 Gannett kiosk 
poster budget allocations ( a-g above). 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

Item B) Beaton reported that she has been working with 

Risk Manager Keith Grand to develop a liability plan 
which will cover the various projects of the Market 
Street program. However, it will not be possible to 
establish such a plan in time to cover Program Cycle 1 
projects. Individual insurance floaters will need to be 
arranged until city-approved "blanket" coverage can be 
secured. Beaton recommended that a maximum of S5000 be 
allocated to cover Cycle 1 programs (Bill Fontana's sound 
installation inclusive). 

ORDERED: Approve maximum of $5000 for liability 

insurance coverage for Bill Fontana's sound installation 

and Market Street Program, Cycle 1 projects. 

MOVED: Boas/LaRocca 

VOTE: unanimously approved 

Item C) Beaton recommended that $1500 be allocated for a 
display case design and prototype for the BART/Muni Metro 
changing exhibition program. 

ORDERED: Approval of $1500 to hire a designer to provide 
material samples, working drawings and a scale prototype 
of a display case for the BART/Muni Metro changing 
exhibition program. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Healy and LaRocca, yea 
Boas , nay 



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iissioner Healy requested that staff contact Gannett 
to clarify the Art Commission's role in review and 
approval of non-profit sponsored art poster projects in 
i<iosks and shelters city-wide. She stated that 
she would like to see all such projects come through the 
Commission staff (and Committee/Commission level if 
necessary) for review and information. 



LECTIONS: FREDA KOBLICK (North Terminal, SFIA) 

Debra Lehane briefed the Committee on the results of the 
last Airport Art Advisory Committee's recommendation to 
not re-install the Koblick piece. Freda Koblick, 
accompanied by her advisor David Tucker, presented and 
read a written statement (attached herein as Exhibit A) 
prepared for the Committee. She also stated that she 
has, repeatedly and over the years, been told that her 
piece was going to be rehung. Koblick asked that the 
issue be reviewed by the full Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Healy stated that before taking the issue to 
the full Commission, Koblick' s statement would be 
forwarded to the members of the Airport Art Advisory 
Committee and returned to the Advisory Committee 's next 
agenda for full discussion. That meeting will be held in 
late June/early July when Ms. Koblick, Mr. Tucker and 
other key people will be able to attend. 



V . GALLERY 

Item A) ORDERED: Approval for Intersection for the 

Arts, on behalf of the Arts Commission, to apply for, 

accept and expend, $7500 of grant funds from the George 

Jewett Foundation for Exploration City-Site fiscal year 

1992-93. 

MOTION: Boas/Healy 

VOTE: unanimously approved 

Item B) Anne Meissner updated the Committee on Gallery 
fundraising. An application to the Lef Foundation was 
well received by their staff but not funded for this 
year. Meissner discussed plans to approach the SF Art 
Dealer's Association, Bank of America Foundation and 
Civic Center Businesses (specifically for Exploration 
City-Site) . 



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resented slides and curatorial 
background on the proposed Gallery exhibition for June 
26th through August 7th 1992. The exhibition consists of 
recent work by five Bay Area painters (Kent Bond, Frances 
McCormack, Long Nguyen, Leslie Straw, and Wendv Sussman) 
ving on large canvases. 

ORDERED: Approval of Bond, McCormack, Nguven, Straw, 
Sussman exhibition for June 26 - August 7 1992 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

Director Joanne Chow Winship briefed the Committee on the 
status of the Gallery's short and long-range planning. 
The Gallery may close for a month after the August 7th 
exhibition to allow staff time to prepare for the next 
programming season and consider long-range goals of the 
Gallery. Winship is planning a series of public forums 
(per art discipline) to brainstorm and encourage 
community input concerning enhanced programming use of 
the Gallery. These ideas were generally agreed upon bv 
the Committee. 

Winship also updated the Committee on the status of her 
requests for funds from the San Francisco Foundation and 
the NEA for Commission-wide long-range planning. She has 
learned from the City that the Board of Supervisors has 
stated that such funds, if received, would be held in 
reserve until they approve the planning consultant to be 
hired. This practice was questioned by Commissioner Boas 
and the Committee generally agreed that staff pursue a 
City Attorney's opinion as to purview of the Board in 
this area, if any. 



VI. AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT 

Debra Lehane reported that the San Francisco 
International Airport (SFIA) has requested transfer Art 
Enrichment funds for the Airport Firehouse and Airport 
United Airlines Parking Garage to the main terminal 
complex. This is in keeping with the past practice 
(approved by Arts Commission, SFIA and City Attorney) of 
using Art Enrichment funds in the main terminal complex 
where it has greater public benefit. 

ORDERED: Approve waiver of use of Art Enrichment funds 
on actual building sites of Firehouse and United Airlines 



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Lng Garage and reservation of these funds for Art 
Enrichment use at other sites within the Airport 
MOVED: Boas/LaRocca 

unanimously approved 



IONS: MOSCONE MAQUETTES/PROPOSALS 

ORDERED: Approval to expend up to $2500 to frame/encase 

in plexi the maquettes and proposals for the Moscone 

Project by artists Judy Pfaff, Cheri Raciti, and Ismael 

h r i s»er io . 

MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



VIII. TARAVAL POLICE STATION 

ORDERED: Approval of Art Enrichment selection panel 

members Captain Suttmeier, Peter Wong, Keith Wilson and 

Florence Wong for the Taraval Police Station exterior 

site and selection panel members Suttmeier, Wong, Wilson 

and Wendy Tsuji Frost for the interior site. 

MOVED: Boas/Heal y 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



IX. ELLIS-O'FARRELL GARAGE 

Tonia Macneil presented recent renderings of artist Chris 
Sproat's lighting piece. After some discussion, 
Committee members suggested that the artist consider 
lowering the height of the sculpture to enhance the 
experience of the pedestrian rather than conceding to the 
requirements of vehicular traffic. 



X. ISLAIS CREEK PUMP STATION 

Macneil and Bruce Flynn, Bureau of Architecture, reviewed 
the status of Art Enrichment funds for the Pump Station 
project. The City Attorney has been asked to render an 
opinion on the feasibility of transferring the funds to 
another site within the Clean Water Division. The 
Sunnydale Pump Station and the Southeast Community Center 
were identified as two alternate sites. Flynn stated 
that the construction cost of above-ground structures 
would be S5 million, of which 2% would be $100,000. 



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Commissioner Healy expressed strong concern for the 
Sunn\dale project citing years of effort on the part of 
artist Pat Johannsen and the Commission's continuing 

t ies in securing the budget and system for 
approval from Clean Water. Commissioner LaRocca urged 
staff to obtain an accurate accounting report from Clean 
Water and arrange a special (emergency, if necessary) 

ng as soon as possible of the Visual Arts Committee 
to review the report and set a plan of action. Healy 
recommended that Tom Tremmer, Bureau of Engineering 
(Landscape Architecture) attend that meeting and report 
in detail upon the status of the Sunnydale project and 
budget. She also asked staff to research the history of 
the Sunnydale project internally and to inform the artist 
of the meeting. Bruce Flynn offered to generate a menu 
of options for the Southeast Community Center alternate. 
It was noted that a second building known as the 
"Headworks" was in the planning stages. Commissioners 
requested that staff meet with Clean Water to develop Art 
Enrichment guidelines for that site. These 
recommendations were generally and strongly agreed upon 
by the Committee and the Director. 

ORDERED: Approve $100,000 in Art Enrichment funds for 

the Islais Creek Pump Station and approve in concept 

relocation of the funds to another site within Clean 

Water auspices. 

MOVED: Healy/Boas 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



XI. FIRE STATION #2 (Chinatown) 

Tonia Macneil presented a model of Al Wong's proposed 
glass awning. The Committee postponed taking action on 
the project until the full Commission meeting pending a 
staff report to the Committee in the interim addressing 
the Selection Panel's discussions of how the piece works 
when the roll-up doors are in the upright position and 
the surface for shadow-play is possibly eliminated. 



XII. FIRE STATION #40 (Sunset) 

Jorge Guttierrez, Bureau of Architecture, presented 
drawings of the building and updated the Committee of 
recent recommendations made by the Landmarks Board -- 



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s P e i t hat no Art Enrichment funds be used at 

site due to its historic nature. After discussion, 
!l| ttee members agreed that the $20,000.00 in Art 

t funds could be used at the site to hire an 
st or craftsperson to design and fabricate the 
ironwork in concert with the historic character of the 
I i ng ( ca. 1931 ) . 

I'D: Approval for using Art Enrichment funds for 
Fire Station #40 to establish a specific budget within 
the construction budget to be used for design and 
fabrication of hand-crafted balcony railings and window 
Z C i 11 ( S ) . 

D: Healy/Boas 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



XI T . OLD BUSINESS 

Eleanor Beaton reported that Michael Manwaring has 
encountered the need to obtain photographs and pay 
photographic use fees in order to complete the text and 
imagery required for Phase II of the Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project ( Waterf ront/Embarcadero ) . 
While such photographic usage fees for this project were 
budgeted as part of Phase III, the need has arisen sooner 
than originally expected and Beaton recommends the 
Committee approve allocating such funds now to avoid 
delays in meeting Phase II deadlines. 

ORDERED: Approval of contract modification for Michael 
Manwaring Historic Sign Project in the amount of S6100 
for production costs relating to photographs and 
photographic fees for Phase III Embarcadero segments: 
North, South and King Street, subject to agreement by the 
Department of Public Works and the Public Utilities 
Commission for release of Phase III funds for those 
purposes . 

MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



Submitted: 



nri^rhwk^r 



Approved : 



Molly Lambert t ■ ~B>. M- Joanne Cb6w Winship 
Public Art Program Director 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE: EXHIBIT A 



STATEMENT 



To: Visual Arts Committee 
Date: April 22, 1992 

My name is Freda Koblick. 

In 1978 I was approached by the committee selecting art for 
the Airport and offered a commission by the City of San Francisco 
to make the central sculpture for the hub of the soon-to-be- 
constructed United Airlines terminal at San Francisco Airport. 
The committee requested that the piece be notable in several 
respects. It was to be created for a specific site; it had to 
be of sufficient size to relate well to the proportions of the 
hub area; it was to be transparent. As the piece evolved, its 
design and construction required experiment and risk-taking. It 
was to be the largest piece ever cast in the medium in which I 
have spent a lifetime working. 

My original contract with the City was amended to provide 
additional sums. Later, the City Attorney ruled that it was 
illegal for my original contract to be amended and it was 
demanded that I return to the City some $8,450 in funds that had 
already been paid to me. At the time this demand was made in 
1981 the piece had been completed and I was out of pocket some 
$43,000 in unreimbursed costs relating to the fabrication of the 
piece. I was forced to sue the City to avoid bankruptcy and to 
require the City to honor its agreement to provide the promised 
additional sums. Although the lawsuit was eventually settled 
favorably to me, I nevertheless lost about $23,000 in out-of- 
pocket, hard dollar costs in completing the piece. These costs 
did not include the value of the thousands of hours of my time 
spent constructing the piece between 1978 and 1981. 

This short history is important because it illustrates how 
much of my life I have poured into the making of Night Sky. I 
invested four years and some $23,000 of funds I really did not 
have because the piece was the highlight of a 40 year career, all 
of which was spent in my native San Francisco, working in a 
medium (acrylics) that very few other artists had explored. That 
investment all seemed worthwhile when the piece was finally 
installed in 1981 because it was my first permanent public piece 
in the city of my birth. It was also my hope that my reputation 
would be enhanced by having my work displayed to the millions of 
people who would pass through the United Airlines terminal. 

My decade-old hope that my reputation would be enhanced by 
the public display of Night Sky has not been fully realized. 
This is in part the case because the Airport has refused during 
the past 10 years to respond to my repeated requests to clean and 



maintain the piece. Over this period, the deteriorating 
condition of the piece has been a continuing embarrassment to me. 

More distressingly, and the reason for my appearance here 
today, I have now learned that the Airport Art Advisory Committee 
has recommended to this Committee that Night Sky not be rehung 
following its removal some 2 years ago after the 1989 earthguake. 

It is my earnest desire that this Committee not accept the 
Art Advisory Committee's recommendation and instead recommend to 
the Arts Commission and the Airports Commission that Night Sky be 
promptly rehung in the United terminal. I also reguest that 
appropriate steps be taken to clean and maintain the piece so 
that its artistic integrity will be preserved. 

Statutory laws in California and legal principles of broader 
application (e.g., the First Amendment) have in effect eguated an 
owner's mistreatment of a work of art with the owner's 
mistreatment of the artist who made the work. Although these 
laws have possible application to my situation, I am not here 
today to talk about my legal rights. Rather, I want to emphasize 
the moral rights on which such laws are based - the moral rights 
of a living artist to have the artist's work safeguarded from 
deterioration and damage with the conseguent diminishment of the 
artist's reputation. This moral right is not mine alone. It 
also belongs to a society which values preserving the integrity 
of artistic creations. 

I hope this Committee will listen to my plea that my moral 
rights entitle me and my creative effort to better treatment 
during what remains of my lifetime. Such better treatment would 
involve the prompt rehanging of Night Sky, an agreement to not 
remove the piece during my lifetime, and an agreement to preserve 
the piece's integrity by cleaning it on a regular basis. If it 
is not possible to reinstall the piece in its original location, 
it would be my hope that the City would take every conceivable 
step to find a suitable space at the Airport or elsewhere in the 
City where Night Sky could be appropriately displayed and 
properly maintained. 




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An informational meeting inr ommissi oners La 
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at 10:00 A.M. at 25 Van Ness, Suite 70. 

The following items will be presented for discussion as 
information only: 



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I. Gallery Brain Storm Session 

Joanne Chow Winship, Sherry Wagner 

Public Relations and Fund Raising materials 
Joanne Chow Winship 

III. Moscone Convention Center Art Enrichment, I and 
Tonia Macneil/ Joanne Chow Winship 



IV 



Loan of Diebenkorn painting to MOMA 
Joanne Chow Winship 



V. Market Street Art in Transit Program 
Photographs and images for upcoming projects. 
Eleanor Beaton 

VI . Muni Metro Turnaround 
Status Report 

Molly Lambert 

VII. Taraval Police Station 

Selection Panel recommendations of candidates for 
proposal phase. 
Tonia Macneil 

VHI.Islais Creek Pump Station and Headworks Building 
Progress Report 
Tonia Macneil, Bruce Flynn 

Additional written reports: 

Mural Approvals for Coffman Pool and Spring Valley 

School 

Library status report 



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Arts Commisson Gallery 
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AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 

3 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



I. 

II. 



Approval of April 22, 1992 Minutes 

Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural design by Johanna 
Poethig for the South of Market Multi- 
Service Center Mural Project. 

B. Authorization to increase maquette fee by 
up to $150 each for artists Roberto 
Delgado and Gary Dwyer for cost of 
transportation to briefing of finalists 
for the Mission District Police Station. 

C. Authorization to provide an honorarium of 
$75.00 per half-day, not to exceed 
$150.00, to Mary Rubin for participation 
in the selection panel for Taraval Police 
Station . 



III. 



Muni Metro Turnaround Portal Art Project 

Susan Pontious 
Status report 



IV. 



San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tonia Macneil, Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Presentation of "mock-up" of book AQUA PURA 
for the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. 



Art Commission Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

A. Request approval of Exhibition 
calendar for FY 92-93 

B. Request approval of exhibit for 
September 17 - October 30, 1992 

C. Request approval of recommendations 
for Exploration: City Site awards 
for FY 92 Program 




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VI. Collections 
Debra Lehane 
Information items 

A. Damage to Abraham Lincoln Monument 

B. Coit Tower Mural Conservation 
Project 

C. General Report 

VII. Graphic Design Consultant 
Joanne Chow Winship 

Request to approve Director's recommendation 

VIII. Artist Generated Project 

Elaine Badgley Arnoux 
Request for resolution 

IV. Market Street Art in Transit 
Eleanor Beaton 

A. Presentation by Brett Cook for approval 
of first "issue" of the "Book of 
Questions" . 

B. Request approval for Program Cycle 2, a 
one year programming period, with budget 
of $100,000. 

C. Request approval of Guidelines for 
Program Cycle 2. 

X. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive 
Signage Project 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request approval for contract modification 

XI. Moscone Convention Center/Esplanade Ballroom 

Tonia Macneil 
Status report 

XII. New Business 

XIII. Adjournment 



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MINUTES 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

REGULAR MEETING: JUNE 17, 1992 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 pm. 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Anne Healy, Chair 

Robert LaRocca 



Dodie Rosekrans (departed during 
Gal lery report ) 

Genny Lim (arrived during Gallery 
report ) 

STAFF PRESENT: Joanne Chow Winship 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Anne Meissner 
Kathleen Kolba 
Mol 1 y Lambert 
Debra Lehane 
Tom a Macnei 1 

I. MINUTES 

ORDERED: Approval of April 22, 1992 Visual Arts Committee 

mi nutes. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



II. CONSENT CALENDAR 

ORDERED: Approval of the following items: 

A) Mural design "To Cause To Remember" by Johanna 
Poethig for the South of Market Multi-service Center Mural 
Project, a project sponsored by the Mural Resource Center. 

B) Increase maquette fee by up to $150 each for 
artists Roberto Delgado and Gary Dwyer to cover cost of 
transportation to June 17th project briefing for the Mission 
District Police Station Art Enrichment artist-finalists; 

C) Provide an honorarium of $75.00 per half-day, not 
to exceed $150.00, to Mary Rubin for participation in the 
selection panel for Taraval Police Station. 

MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



III. MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT 

Eleanor Beaton distributed copies of the June 21st San 
Francisco Music Day program and encouraged Committee members 
to attend. 



Agenda item B) Beaton asked that the Committee approve the 
Market Street Panel recommendation to change the Market 
Street Art in Transit program funding system beginning now 
with Cycle II -- from two six-month, $50,000 funding 
periods, to a one-year, $100,000 funding period. It was 
generally agreed that this would beneficially streamline 
administration of the program. 

ORDERED: Approval of Cycle II Market Street Art in Transit 
program as a one-year, $100,000 program system. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

Agenda item C) Beaton drew the Committee's attention to the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program Guidelines, Cycle II — 
attached herein as "Exhibit A". These guidelines are a 
refined version of the Cycle I guidelines and continue the 
program's focus on temporary works. 

ORDERED: Approval of Market Street Art in Transit Cycle II 

Gui del ines . 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



IV. EMBARCADERO HISTORICAL AND INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE PROJECT 

Eleanor Beaton summarized a request made by the CAO's Office 
(Waterfront Transportation Projects) and the Port to 
increase the scope of work for Manwaring & Olmstead on the 
signage project. The Port is providing $35,100 for design , 
fabrication and installation. The artists have been asked 
to integrate a PG&E transformer box (upright, rectangle) at 
Pier 7 into their design. They propose shrouding the box 
with a multi-sided kiosk housing an installation of text and 
photographs devoted to the history of Telegraph Hill (sited 
between the Hill and the bay). 

Commissioner LaRocca suggested the Art Commission receive 
PG&E's approval for the concept prior to entering into an 
extention of services with the artists. The Committee also 
asked that staff confirm an acceptable administration fee 
prior to contract extention. 

ORDERED: Approval for contract modification for Manwaring & 
Olmstead, Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive Signage 
Project in the amount of $35,100, contingent upon obtaining 
an Art Commission administration fee to be negotiated by 
Director Winship. 
MOVED: Healy/Rosekrans 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



V. GALLERY 

Anne Meissner reminded Committee members of the facilitated 
Gallery retreat scheduled for Monday, July 20th, 9-5 pm. 

Agenda item A) Meissner distributed an informational memo 
to the Committee outlining proposed methods for handling FY 
92-93 schedule and staffing changes due to the recent budget 
cuts. In summary: staff will be cut from 100% to 80% time, 
hours open to the public will be reduced, there will be 
fewer and longer exhibitions. Meissner also outlined 
several exhibition concepts for FY 92-93. A general 
discussion of public accessibility, staff workload, and 
fundraising followed. 

Agenda item C) Meissner and Kolba presented models and 
written descriptions of three proposals for Exploration: 
City Site (1992) recently recommended by jurors Judy Moran, 
Wayne Zebzda and Anita Margrill. 

ORDERED: Approval of recommendation for September 

Exploration: City Site installation of "I am Afraid" by Jon 

Rubin and Kurt Kiefer. 

MOVED: Rosekrans/Healy 

VOTE: unanimously approved (with some reservations expressed 

on the text of the proposed piece) 

ORDERED: Approval of recommendation for Exploration: City 
Site installation of "Rocks on Stilts" by Michael Alfe and 
Dru Kim, pending funding. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

The jurors' recommendation for Exploration: City Site 
installation of "Internal Dimensions/Normative Terrain" by 
Virocode was presented and discussed. The Committee asked 
that the piece be further developed — generally citing the 
proposal as having a low visual impact relative to the very 
strong impact of the concept (that of a diseased earth). 

Agenda item B) Meissner presented her recommendation for 
the September 17 - October 30, 1992 exhibition "Beyond the 
Walls" consisting of three works: an installation using 
felled trees from Golden Gate Park by Wang Po Shu; an 
installation of birds, kinetics, video and sound by Ray 
Beldner and Robin Lasser; and, an installation of mirrors, 
scopes, sound and hearing devices by Werner Klotz. 

Concerning the proposed work by Wang Po Shu, Commissioner 
LaRocca cautioned against penetration of the Gallery floor 
and advised staff to seek a floor installation method that 
would not leave a permanent "dotted" look to the floor. 



ORDERED: Approval of exhibition "Beyond the Walls", 
September 17 - October 30, 1992. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Healy 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

Commissioner Healy asked that, in the future, representative 
slides of artists' work be shown to the Committee when 
approval are being sought for exhibition or installation 
proposals. She also asked that written descriptions and 
supportive materials of artist proposals be distributed to 
the Committee prior to the meetings, preferably with the 
agenda packets. 



VI. MUNI-METRO TURNAROUND PORTAL ART PROJECT 

Susan Pontious gave a brief history and update of the 
project citing several design concerns -- some brought to 
the Commission's attention by the artist Robert Millar and 
others by the Waterfront Transportation Project's urban 
design consulting team of Sasaki & Associates. 

Robert Millar was present and answered questions regarding 
unresolved specifications for the palm tree planting area in 
relation to root-ball size and survivability; and, PUC 
proposed changes to the color of the artwork as currently 
speci f ied . 

Committee members expressed serious concern over the changes 
to Millar's design purportedly proposed by the PUC Utilities 
Engineering Bureau (UEB). They asked staff to write a 
letter to the UEB reminding them that both the palms and the 
color are crucial elements of the artwork and elimination 
of, or change to, either element would require re-submission 
of the work to the Art Commission for new approval. 

Staff was also asked to arrange a meeting between Visual 
Arts, Civic Design, the Port, Waterfront Transportation, and 
the artist to review the project specifically in light of 
the Sasaki comments. 



VII. ARTIST GENERATED PROJECT 

Elaine Badgley Arnoux presented her project "The New 
Frontier: Rebuilding the American Dream", a caravan of 
shopping carts cum covered wagons construct and painted by 
homeless people to "challenge the community and the nation 
to meet the 'New Frontier' of human suffering and misery". 
She is asking for a Commission endorsement of her project. 

ORDERED: Endorsement of "The New Frontier: Rebuilding the 
American Dream" by Elaine Badgley Arnoux. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



VIII. SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 

Tonia Macneil introduced artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
who presented a mock-up of their book AQUA PURA for the 
Committee's review. Several copies were distributed and 
Macneil encouraged Committee members to read them and 
forward comments to her in the next week or two; Macneil 
will read it thoroughly as well. 

The artists were highly commended for their extensive and 
conscientious work on this project. 

ORDERED: Approval in concept of mock-up of book entitled 

AQUA PURA and authorization to make interim payment to 

artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Lim 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



IX. COLLECTIONS 

Debra Lehane reported damages to the Lincoln Monument caused 
by numerous candles being placed on its plinth and base 
during the May 17th Aids March. Repair costs are now being 
assessed but may go as high as $20,000. Supplemental 
funding is being sought through either the Board of 
Supervisors, DPW or the CAO's Office. She will also research 
alternate methods for candle placement at the statue (i.e. 
sand-filled receptacles) since it is a now-traditional 
destination and ritual for the march. 

Lehane also reported that the Coit Tower, Phase II Mural 
Conservation Project was in progress. It is focusing on the 
Lucien Labault murals in the stairway and on the second 
floor. Lastly, Lehane reported that the Mark Adams 
tapestries are now being installed in Moscone Center on an 
extended loan. 



X. MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT: BRETT COOK 

Eleanor Beaton introduced artist Brett Cook and presented 
his proposal for the "Book of Questions" (first issue) as 
part of the Market Street, Cycle I program. The piece is 
proposed for the front of the Embassy Theater and confronts 
issues of racism and power -- as have been brought to the 
forefront recently in Los Angeles and worldwide. 

Committee members offered suggestions to strengthen and 
clarify the intent and message of the work, in particular 
that the text labels be placed over all eight portraits. 



Beaton noted that the model will be brought to the property 
owner for approval. Should the owner decline permission, 
Beaton will seek alternative sites. 

ORDERED: Approval, in concept, of "Book of Questions" by 
Brett Cook for the Market Street Art in Transit program. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



XI. NEW BUSINESS 

Brett Cook presented another proposal for a work 
"Unfortunately Self" a work speaking to the empowerment, or 
lack of empowerment, of the elderly. The piece is an 
independent mural project under the auspices of the Mayor's 
Office of Community Development, Artists' Support Services 
( SOMAR ) , and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is 
seeking Art Commission endorsement. Committee members made 
a series of suggestions concerning choice of words, strength 
and clarity of message, and visual readability and impact. 

ORDERED: Endorsement, in concept, of "Unfortunately Self" 

by Brett Cook. 

MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



XII. GRAPHIC DESIGN CONSULTANT 

Joanne Chow Winship presented the work of graphic designer 
Kristen Beckstoffer for consideration as the Art 
Commission's graphic design consultant. 

ORDERED: Approve Director to enter into contract with 

Kristen Beckstoffer, graphic design consultant, for design 

and production, not to exceed $12,000, at Director's 

discretion. 

MOVED: Lim/Healy 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



XIII. MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER/ESPLANADE BALLROOM 

Tonia Macneil reported upon the status of the Hung Lui piece 
stating that its installation would be completed by the end 
of the week of June 22nd, at which time she will schedule a 
final review by Committee members. She encouraged Committee 
members to visit the site on their own in advance of the 
final review. 



XIV. OLD BUSINESS 

Tonia Macneil briefly updated the Committee on the Joan 
Brown project at 235 Pine Street stating that the project 
was stalled. Commissioner Healy asked that a letter, for 
her signature, be written to the Planning Commission in 
support of resolution of the situation. 



Approved 




Joanne Chow Winship 



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Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 

94102 

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AGENDA 

VISUAL ART COMMITTEE MEETING 

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1992 

1^ P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Heary 
President 

John Kriken 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Nancy Boas 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Daniel Genera 
irt F. LaRocca 



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J noto 
Rosekrans 
a Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



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Approval of June 17, 1992 Minutes 
Revision of minutes of April 22, 1992, Page 7 
Paragraph 2, to read: "ORDERED: Approve 
$100,000 in Art Enrichment funds for the 
Islais Creek Pump Station building and approve 
in concept relocation of the funds to another 
site within Clean Water auspices." 

Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural design by Susan 
Cervantes for Cleveland School, in the 
Excelsior District. 

B. Approval of mural design by Yvonne 
Littleton for the Aids Intervention 
Training Center at 507 Divisadero Street. 

C. Motion to accept on behalf of the City 
and County of San Francisco the work of 
art by Hung liu entitled Map No. 33 
commissioned for the Moscone Center 
Esplanade Ballroom. 

D. Approval of final payment of $140,000 to 
artist Hung Liu on contract #2810009. 

E. Approval to artists Tim Collins and Reiko 
Goto to begin work on the audio-visual 
installation at San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant, and authorization to the 
Director to enter into contract with the 
artist for the work. 



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IV. 



Muni-Metro Turnaround Portal Art Project 

Susan Pontious, Emilio Cruz 
Discussion of current status 

Community Initiated Project 

Commissioner Daniel Genera 

Request for resolution in support of Llego 

exhibition in June of 1992. 



V. Market Street Art in Transit Program 
Eleanor Beaton, Ann Chamberlain 

Request for approval of kiosk poster series by 
Ann Chamberlain, et al . 

VI . Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Ann Chamberlain 

Request for approval of conceptual proposal 

VII. Fire Station #2 

Susan Pontious, Al Wong, Chief Lynch 
Review of artist's model for lights 

VIII. New Art Enrichment Projects: 
Fire Station #37 

Fire Stations #44 and #24 
Library: Chinatown Branch 

Susan Pontious, Chris Bigelow 

Request for approval of selection process 

IX. 5th and Mission Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Kevin Hagerty 

Request for approval of selection process 

X. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Captain Suttmeier 

Presentation of Selection Panel recommendation 

of art work for exterior site 

XI. Art Commission Gallery 

A. Presentation of proposal by artist Werner 
Klotz for inclusion in exhibition "Beyond 
the Walls", September 17 to Oct. 30, 1992 
Anne Meissner, Jon Weaver 

B. Presentation of exhibition concept for 
November 20 to December 30, 1992 

XII. Collections: San Francisco Airport 
Debra Lehane 

Report on Advisory Committee meeting relative 
to Freda Koblick request 

XIII. Artist Initiated Project 

Ruth Peterson, Foundation for Global Community 
Request for approval of installation at Justin 
Herman Plaza in October of 1992 

XIV. NEW BUSINESS 

XV. Adjournment 



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MINUTES FOR VISUAL ART COMMITTEE 
JULY 16, 1992 

Present: 

Commissioners: Anne Healy 

Robert LaRocca 
Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff: Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Mcnei 1 
Ann Meissner 
Susan Pontious 

1. Minutes 

ORDERED: Approval of June 17th minutes 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimously approved 

2. ORDERED: Page 7, paragraph 2 of the April 22nd minutes 
should be revised to read: 

"Ordered: approve $100,000 in Art Enrichment funds for 
the Islais Creek Pump Station building and approve in 
concept relocation of the funds to another site within 
Clean Water auspices." 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimously approved 



II. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar with the 
f ol lowing items : 

A. Approval of mural design by Susan Cervantes for 
Cleveland School, in the Excelsior District. 

B. Approval of mural design by Yvonne Littleton for 
the AIDS Intervention Training Center at 507 
Divisadero St. 

C. Motion to accept on behalf of the City and County 
of San Francisco the work of art by Hung Liu, 
entitled Map No. 33, commissioned for the Moscone 
Convention Center Esplanade Ballroom. 

D. Approval of final payment of $140,000 to artist 
Hung Liu on contract #2810009. 

E. Approval of artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto to 
begin work on the audio-visual installation at San 



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Andreas Water Treatment Plant, and authorization 
to the Director to enter into contract with the 
artist for the work. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Muni-Metro Turnaround Portal Art Project 

Susan Pontious; Dave Sutter; Emilio Cruz; Paul 
Osmundson 

Susan Pontious reported that at the last Visual Arts 
Committee meeting, the Committee expressed concern 
aPout three issues relative to the artist's design for 
the portal art project: 1 )the feasiPility of the palm 
trees and 2)the color specified by the artist. Susan 
reported that a third problem that had arisen was the 
shape of the portal doorway. 

A letter from the artist describing the importance of 
these three elements to the artistic design was read 
into the record and is incorporated here as Appendix A. 

Dave Sutter from the P.U.C. gave an update on the 
current status of the design. He reported that a 
consultant hired by the P.U.C. had confirmed that the 
palm trees could survive in that location and was 
developing planting and watering specifications. 

Sutter showed the design drawings of the planters and 
light bases. They will be constructed using a pre-cast 
concrete shell and use gunite to create the sculpted 
form. Commissioner LaRoca said that the planter box 
wall should be 6" thick to look in scale with the 
trees. The Committee also recommended that the joint 
between the precast and the gunite might be 
problematical and should receive further study. 

The portal door design was discussed. Dave Sutter 
reported that the door could not be built as per the 
artist's oval design because it was not in keeping with 
State Code Title 24. Muni operations also objected to 
having a lip on that door. 

The white paint specified by the artist was discussed. 
P.U.C. 's objection to the white color were noted as 
follows: the white is not in keeping with the color 
palette of the rest of the Embarcadero and maintenance 
problems. Dave Sutter advised the Committee that he 



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thought the white color was a very poor idea because it 
would show dirt and grease. 

Susan Pontious advised the Committee that the P. 
regarded the maintenance of the paint the Art 
Commission's responsibility, but that the Art 
Commission had no funds for this purpose. 

nilio Cruz from the C.A.O.'s office was asked if the 
C.A.O.'s $50,000 maintenance fund for the Embarcadero 
Art Projects could be used for this purpose. He said 
yes, if such funds could be identified to set up the 
maintenance fund. However, as yet no such funds have 
been identified. 

Paul Osmundson from the Port was asked if the Port 
would waive the color palette criteria for the project. 
He said that while the Port had approved general over 
all design criteria for the Embarcadero and the art 
projects, they had not adopted a specific set of design 
criteria. Since the white color was part of an art 
project, we would not need a waiver from the Port. 

He reported that the Port Commission would be asked to 
approve the Embarcadero Portal Art Project at their 
August meeting. 

In resolution, the majority of the Committee continued 
to support the white paint. The artist and the P.U.C. 
will continue to try to find a way to resolve the door 
design issue. 

IV. LLEGO Resolution in support of the 2nd Visual Arts 
Exhibit and Performing Arts Show of Latino/a Gay, 
Lesbian & Bisexual Artists. 

Hank Travera from LLEGO presented the Committee with 
sample work presented at the LLEGO exhibit. He 
requested that the Commission pass a resolution in 
support of the exhibit. The Committee directed staff to 
work with Mr. Travera to rework the proposed resolution 
in a manner that was less broad; (i.e. more directed 
towards support of the art). 

ORDERED: A resolution in support of the LLEGO 2nd 
Visual Arts Exhibit and Performing Arts Show of 
Latino/a Gay and Lesbian Artists. 
MOVED: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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V. 5th and Mission Garage 
Tonia Macneil 

Tonia Macneil reported that this project was advertised 
along with the other garage projects last year, 
although artist selection on this project was 
postponed. She proposed using that candidate pool, 
along with selected additional artists who would be 
invited to apply, to select a short list of qualified 
candidates to bring to the Visual Arts Committee. 

She also presented a list of potential juror's for 
Committee approval. 

ORDERED: Approved as potential selection panel members 

for the 5th and Mission St. Garage: Marsha Tanner; 

Michael Smiley; Horace Washington; Renny Pritikin; 

Dewey Crumpler; Marie Acosta-Colon; and Michael 

Almaguer. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimous 

V. TARAVAL POLICE STATION 
Tonia Macneil 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Selection Panel had 
chosen the site proposal by Scott Donahue, but with 
some revisions. These included a re-configuration of 
the figures and the back panel. 

The Committee noted that the figures should portray 
safe, happy, playing children, which look like they are 
beckoning, rather than escaping. 

ORDERED: Approval in concept of the proposal submitted 
by Scott Donahue, portraying full-scale sculptures of 
children at play in the transom space above the Taraval 
Police Station door, with the provision that final 
approval for the project would be dependent on review 
and approval of a revised proposal as per the direction 
of the Visual Arts Committee. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE : animous 

VI. Market St. 

Eleanor Beaton; Ann Chamberlain 

Artist Ann Chamberlain presented designs created by the 
artist team of Chamberlain/ Hutchison/ Izu / L; i 
Lopez/ and Jenkins for the next kiosk poster series. 



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The Committee noted that the posters needed the Art 
Commission and Market Street Art-in-Transi t program 
credit. 

ORDERED: Approval of images proposed by Ann 
Chamberlain / Brenda Hutchison/ David Izu / Julian 
Lang/ Yolanda Lopez/ and Ulysses Jenkins for the 
Gannett Market St. kiosks. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

The meeting was adjourned at 3 p.m. due to loss of a quorum. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of June 17th minutes 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimously approved 

2. ORDERED: Page 7, paragraph 2 of the April 22nd minutes 
should be revised to read: 

"Ordered: approve $100,000 in Art Enrichment funds for 
the Islais Creek Pump Station bui Iding and approve in 
concept relocation of the funds to another site within 
Clean Water auspices." 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimously approved 



ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar with the 
f ol lowing items: 

A. Approval of mural design by Susan Cervantes for 
Cleveland School, in the Excelsior District. 

B. Approval of mural design by Yvonne Littleton for 
the AIDS Intervention Training Center at 507 
Divisadero St. 

C. Motion to accept on behalf of the City and County 
of San Francisco the work of art by Hung Liu, 
entitled Map No. 33, commissioned for the Moscone 
Convention Center Esplanade Ballroom. 

D. Approval of final payment of $140,000 to artist 
Hung Liu on contract #2810009. 

E. Approval of artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto to 
begin work on the audio-visual installation at San 



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Andreas Water Treatment Plant, and authorization 
to the Director to enter into contract with the 
artist for the work. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: A resolution in support of the LLEGO 2nd 
Visual Arts Exhibit and Performing Arts Sho of Latino/a 
Gay and Lesbian Artists. 

MOVED: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approved as potential selection panel members 
for the 5th and Mission St. Garage: Marsha Tanner; 
Michael Smiley; Horace Washington; Renny Pritikin; 
Dewey Crumpler; Marie Acosta-Colon; and Michael 
Almaguer . 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Approval in concept of the proposal presented 
by Scott Donahue, with the provision that final 
approval for the project would be withheld pending 
review of the revised proposal. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval of images proposed by Ann 
Chamberlain / Brenda Hutchison/ David Izu / Julian 
Lang/ Yolanda Lopez/ and Ulysses Jenkins for the 
Gannett Market St. kiosks. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Respectfully Submitted: 

Susan Pontious 
Curator 




Joanne Chow Winchip 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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From : ROBERT 1-111 I t ,f- 213/376.5313 



Robert Millar 
P.O. Box 515 
Manhattan Beach 
California 
90266 

310/376-5313 
July 10, 1992 FAX: Same 



San Francl6co Arts Commission 

25 Van Ness Avenue, »2A0 

San Francisco 

California 

94102 

Atln: Susan Poniious 

Dear Susan, 

I am sorry that I will be unable to make the meeting you have arranged tor next week. I have had 
this trip lo the east coast planned lor several months 

As you have requested, I will attempt lo articulate 6ome ol my thoughts regarding two outstanding 
issues we discussed yesterday regarding the currently approved proposal . 

I. Color 

Except tor the train rails, the lamp poles, the catenary lines, and the trees everything ol 
the pro|ect site Is white and coated with antl-gralflll sealer. The concrete Is coated with a 
white concrete stain. This Includes all poured In place concrete and concrete pavers, 
cobbleslone or otherwise. All metal elements are painted to match the white ol Ihe 
concrete slain. 

It Is excessive. It Is lntand9d\o be excessive. It is obsessive. It Is Intended lobe 
obsessive. 

Along with all the other details ol the art project, It suggests a meticulous approaoh to the 
creation ol a public space. 

An extremely crucial element of this work Is In Its extreme nature. Without the extremes, il 
does not have lis value. It must have Its details In order lo exlsl and become Ihe work. 
Without them, the work will not exist. 

II. Trees 

I have no new Inlormatlon on the trees. I have bean told by the experts at Bechtel, after 
they accomplished extensive research, the the palms specified would not survive In the 
planters specified. The last I heard, they were on a search lor an expert who would 
conllrm that Ihe palms would survive. 

III. boor 

As we discussed on the telephone, there has been some talk about changing the door 
that I had specified. This door was specified and approved In 30% conceptual design. 
On several occasions Bechtel told me lhal It couldn't be done. Each time I called Dave 



From : ROBERT MILLAR 213/376.5313 



■i 

Susan Pontlous 
July 12, 1992 
Page Two 



Suiter about H and he repeatedly assured me that It would be done. Now, I am told again 
that it can't be done. The form of the door Is crucial. Nothing I have In the project Is ol a 
right angle. A change In the door would destroy the work, or would at least push me back 
into conceptual design. 

I hope that you can help me with these matters. 
Sincerely, 




Minutes to Informational Meeting 
July 17, 1992 

After the adjournment of the July 17th Visual Arts Comnmttee 
meeting, the following items were presented for information 
only to Commissioners Healy and LaRocca. 

I. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macnei 1 ; Ann Chamberlain; Fong & Chan Architects 
Ann Chamberlain presented her conceptual proposal for 
art enrichment at the Hospital Parking Garage. She 
proposed taking over the graphics and signage in the 
garage; historical images would be etched on 16" x 20" 
colored plexiglass and mounted on the columns. Each 
parking area would be identified with an image and a 
color and the signage would be lit. In more public 
areas, (such as waiting areas around elevators), the 
images would be repeated with some explanatory text. 

Tonia Macnei 1 reported that it had not yet been 
determined whether or not the budget would sustain this 
concept throughout the entire garage. The 
Commissioners advised that if it cannot, then work 
should concentrate on the more public areas. 

RECOMMENDED: Conceptual approval of graphic and 
signage system proposed by Ann Chamberlain for art 
enrichment at the Hospital Parking Garage. 

II. Fi Testation #2 

Susan Pontious; Al Wong 

Al Wong presented his prototypes for the design of the 

lanterns for Firestation #2. 

RECOMMENDED: Approval of Al Wong's design prototype 
for the Firestation #2 lanterns. 

III. Fi Testations 37, 44, and 24; Chinatown Branch of Public 
Library. 

Susan Pontious; Chris Bigelow 

The Commissioners approved combining the recruitment 
efforts for these projects, all of which have budgets 
under $30,000. 

The art enrichment opportunities were reviewed for 
Firestation #2. The commissioners identified three 
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balcony; the niche between the old building and the 
addition, and the entry door. 

Chris Bigelow will talk to landmarks to see what they 
will allow relative to the entry door, which is on the 
original bui ldi ng . 

The commissioners requested that a letter be sent to 
Roger Wong requesting that the same architect be 
assigned the design of all three new additions for 
fi Testations 37, 24 and 44 since the same architect 
designed the original buildings. 

RECOMMENDED: 1 ) That a pool of candidates be 
recruited for fi Testations 37, 24, 44, and the 
Chinatown Branch of the Library; and 2) that the artist 
for fi restation #37 be selected based on past work. 

IV. Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

The commissioners reviewed Meissner's exhibition plans 
for the show scheduled 11/20 - 12/30/1992; the 
engineering report on artist Werner Klotz's proposal to 
bore 2" holes through the gallery wall; and Wang-Po- 
Shu's plans for repair of the gallery floor after his 
exhibition. The commissioners noted that the repair of 
the floor has to be the same color and look of the 
present floor. 

RECOMMENDED: Approval of making exhibit scheduled for 
11/20 - 12/30/1992 a competition with a $10 fee per 
regi stration . 

RECOMMENDED: Approve artist Werner Klotz's proposal 
requiring boring 2" hole through gallery wall as per 
engineering report specifications. 

IV. Artist Initiated Project: Twilight' s Last Gleaming 
Susan Shawl and Betty Kissilove from Foundation for 
Global Community presented a proposal by artist Barbara 
Donachy that the group is proposing to site in Justin 
Herman Plaza. The proposal would be installed for 1 
week, and consists of 18,000 ceramic disks laid out on 
a triangle of black vinyl landscape mesh. The 
installation would be roped off and have 24 hour 
supervision. The installation represents the number of 
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Plant; informational kiosks would be included in the 
exhibit . 

4DED: A resolution approving the Foundation for 
Global Community's proposal to install artist Barbara 
Donachy's Twilight's Last Gleaming in Justin Herman 
Plaza. 

V I . Embarcadero 
Eleanor Beaton 

A. di Suvero sculpture 

Mark di Suvero has reviewed the revised plans for 
South Beach Park where his sculpture will be 
located and is pleased. He will make a scale 
model, and project landscape architect Bob LaRoca 
will make a scale plan for the sculpture model. 

B. Promenade Signage and Ribbon Projects 

The bids for both have come in slightly over 
budget. Michael Manwaring proposes to reduce the 
number of some of his signs to meet the budget. 

The artist team for the Ribbon Project are 
considering two possibilities to remain in budget: 

1. Eliminating the conduit for the lighting 

2. Reducing some of the vertical elements on the 
N. Embarcadero. 

VII. Sheriffs Facility 

Susan Pontious reported that Lt . LaVigne from the 
Sheriff's Dept. was concerned that the Sycamore trees 
called for in Vicki Scuri and Pat O'Brien's plaza 
design would get too big and block the view of the 
building. He is suggesting eliminating them or 
replacing them with shrubs. 

The commissioners confirmed that deciduous street trees 
are part of the artist's design and cannot be changed 
without Art Commission approval. However, alternates 
that might be considered would be Bradford Pear, Liquid 
Amber or Tulip Trees. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. RECOMMENDED: Conceptual approval of graphic and 

signage system proposed by Ann Chamberlain for art 
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2. RECOMMENDED: Approval of Al Kong's design prototype 
for the Firestation =2 lanterns. 

3. RECOMMENDED: 1) That a pool of candidates be 
recruited for firestations 37, 24, 44, and the 
Chinatown Branch of the Library; and 2) that the artist 
for firestation =37 be selected based on past work. 

4. RECOMMENDED: Approval of making exhibit scheduled for 
11/20 - 12/30/1992 a competition with a $10 fee per 
registration. 

5. RECOMMENDED: Approve artist Werner Klotz's proposal 
requiring boring 2" hole through gallery wall as per 
engineering report specifications. 

6. RECOMMENDED: A resolution approving the Foundation for 
Global Community's proposal to install artist Barbara 
Donachy's Twilight's Last Gleaming in Justin Herman 
Plaza. 

Re spec tfulj^ji^ Submit ted : 

isan Pontious 
Curator 



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MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Heary 
President 

John Kriken 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Nancy Boas 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Daniel Genera 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Urn 

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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents ot the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



A G E N D A 

VISUAL ART COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 

3 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 



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II 



III 



IV 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

1 55 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



V. 



Consent Calendar 

roval of mural design by Ray Patlan for 
Folsom Street Park. 

Mission Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Captain Tom Suttmeier, Edmund Shum 
Request for approval of Selection Panel 
recommendation of artists and authorization to 
enter into contracts. 

Islais Creek/Woods Muni Facilities 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of Selection Panel 

recommendation of Robert Catalusci as artist for 

the Woods Muni Facility and for Nobuho Nagasawa as 

artist for the Islais Creek Facilitv. 



Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Captain Tom Suttmeier, Gary Hoy 

A. Review of revised proposal by Scott Donahue 
for the exterior site at Taraval Police Station. 
Request for approval of proposal and authorization 
to enter into contract with the artist. 

B. Presentation of candidates to create art work 
for the interior site. Request for selection of 
artistf s) and authorization to enter into 
contract . 

San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Tonia Macneil, Tim and Reiko Collins 

A. Request for review of mock-up of book 'Aqua 
Pura' and approval of contract payment. 

B. Request for approval of modification of 
contract #2810007 for artists Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto Collins to increase scope of work and 
budget . 



VI. Market Street Art in Transit Program 
Eleanor Beaton 

A. AICA/Headlands : Request for approval of 
artwork for poster series on the Gannett 
kiosks . 

B. Poetry inset in Muni boarding islands on 
Market Street: Request for approval of poems to 
be inset. 

VII. Collections 
Debra Lehane 

A. Pioneer Monument Fulton Street site design. 

B. Pioneer Monument informational text. 

C. ILWU Memorial Monument removal and storage. 

D. Diego Rivera Mural Project update. 

VIII. Moscone Convention Center 
Tonia Macneil 

Project update 

IX. New Business 

X. Adjournement 



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and Education 
POPS Concerts 
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(415)554-9677 

Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco. CA 

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AGENDA 
VISUAL ART COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1992 

3 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of interim payment of S3, 000 to 
O^L SPr0at f ° r ' *llis-0'Farrell Pa: 



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IV. 



Approval of revision t 



for 5th a m SV1S10n to election process 
Panel win H 1SS1 ? n Gara § e : the Selection 

thri r :j e c t : dentify a sin ^ ie -ti S t ^r 

San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
lonia Macneil 

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 

A. Request for final approval of the camera- 
ready copy of the book "Aqua-Pura" and 
for interim payment. 



request 



£' . Review of Fin al Design and Working 
Drawings for the audio-visual installation at 
San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

J n e r qU tK St f^aPProval for purchase of art work 

FacUity ll6d M6ntal Health Nursin * 

Art Commission Gallery 

Chain Reaction XIII 

Request for Approval of Exhibition Concept 

Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Eleanor Beaton 

A. 

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'ui ceaton 

Request for approval of alternate 
Selection Panel members for Market Street 
Art in Transit Program 



B. 



«^n e f! l°* a PP rov ^l of honorarium of 




Islais Creek Pu 

Tonia Macneil 

Progress report, request for approval of art 

enrichment program 

Mission and Chinatown Branch Libraries 
Susan Pontious 

Glen Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Presentation of architectural design and 
discussion of art enrichment opportunities. 

VII. Firestation ?37 and Chinatown Branch Libraries 
Susan Pontious 

A. Request for approval of Reiko Goto as 
guest curator for Firestation #37; 
approve payment of fee of S100 a day 
a 1/2 day for services. 

B. Request for approval of Dr. William Wu or 

Wong as guest curator for the 
Chinatwon Branch Library; approval of 
payment of fee of S100 a day, S50 a 1/2 
day for services. 

VIII. Bayview Police Station 
Tonia Macneil 
Progress report 

Muni-Metro Turnaround Project 

Susan Pontious 

Robert Millar, Paul Osmundson, Dave Sutter 

Further discussion of white paint proposed by 

artist Robert Millar 

Lc Art Collection Policies and Guidelines 
Identification of date for continuing 
Committee review of Public Art Program 
. ielines 

Old Business 

Business 

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MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SEPT. 16, 1992 



Commissioners Present: 



Anne Healy, Chair 
Bob LaRocca 
Genny Lim 
Dodie Rosekrans 



Staff: 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Ait Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Conceits 
Public Art Program 



Suite 70 

Street Artists Licenses 

(415)554-9677 

Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco. CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 



The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 

1 . Consent Calendar 

Tonia Macneil requested that item IA be removed 
from the consent calendar. 

ORDERED: Revise the selection process for 5th and 

Mission Garage to select a single artist for the 

project . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



II. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. 

A. Approval of final book design for "Aqua Pura" 
Tonia Macneil and Genny Lim reported that they 
had reviewed Tim Collins and Reiko Goto's 
camera ready materials for "Aqua Pura", and 
recommended that the Committee approve the 
camera-ready copy of the book and an interim 
payment of $5,000. 



ORDERED: Approval of the camera ready copy 

for Tim Collins and Reiko Goto's book "Aqua 

Pura " . 

Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of interim payment of 

$5,000 to Tim Collins and Reiko Goto for "Aqua 

Pura " . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 




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B. Review of model of installation proposal for 
San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Collins and Goto presented their prototype 
model for the photograph and audio portion of 
their installation. The Committee requested 
that they be given the opportunity to review 
the project again at the completion of design 
development . 

III. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

Susan Pontious presented slides of works she 
recommends for purchase for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility. 

ORDERED: Approve purchase of the following 
artworks for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facil i ty : 

a. Persimmon, by Kay Bradner; pastel on paper, 
20" x 30"; $1 ,200 

b. Cliff at Limantour ; by Connie Smith Siegel; 
oil on paper; 13" x 23 13/16"; $700. 

c. Limatour Marsh; Grey; by Connie Smith Siegel; 
oil on paper; 12" x 23"; $700. 

d. 3 untitled photographs of shoes by J.M. 
Cooper; 11" x 14"; $125 each. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Gallery 

Kathleen Kolba requested approval of the gallery's 
annual "Chain Reaction" show for February, 1993. 
This year, the "chain" will begin with the Cultural 
Centers . 

ORDERED: Approval for the San Francisco Art 
Commission Gallery's annual "Chain Reaction" show, 
to open in February; the chain invitations will 
begin with Cultural Centers. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Market St. Art in Transit Program 

Eleanor Beaton presented the following issues for 

action : 

A. Substitute panelist list 

ORDERED: The following are approved as 
potential substitute panelists for the Market 



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St. Program: Trinh T. Minh Ha; Valerie Soe ; 

Rhodessa Jones; Carrie Mae Weems ; Paul Kwan ; 

Jose Antonio Burciaga; Lorraine Garcia; Larry 

Andrews; Regina Mouton; and Christine 

Tamblyn . 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

B. Honorariums for Poets 

ORDERED: Approval to pay the following poets 
$250 honoraria for use of their poems on 
plaques for Muni boarding islands on Market 
Street: Robert Grenier; June Jordan; Edith 
Jenkins; Kenneth Rexroth; Allen Ginsberg; Gary 
Soto and Marilyn Chin. 
Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

C. Poetry on Muni Boarding Islands 
Beaton reported that Allen Ginsberg had 
submitted text that he preferred to have used 
instead of the text the Commission had chosen. 
The Committee reviewed Mr. Ginsberg's proposed 
selections and chose one of the poet's 
proposed excerpts from Howl. 

ORDERED: Approval to use the following Allen 
Ginsberg text for poetry plaque on a Muni 
Boarding Island: 

... who drove crosscounty seventytwo 
hours to find out if I had a vision or you had 
a vision or he had a vision to find out 
Eterni ty , . . . 

Moved: Rosekrans/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Islais Creek Pump Station 

Tonia Macneil reminded the Committee of the status 
of the project; art enrichment funds had been 
approved for the Islais Creek pump station 
building, but not for the Headworks building. 
Macneil reported that she was unable to make a 
recommendation for art enrichment for the headworks 
building at this time because her scheduled meeting 
with the project manager had been cancelled. She 
expects to ask for a recommendation at the next 
meeting . 



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VTI. Mission and Chinatown Branch Libraries 

Glen Hunt from the Bureau of Architecture presented 
the architectural schematic designs for the Mission 
and Chinatown Branch Library additions and reviewed 
the potential art enrichment sites suggested by the 
Library. The Committee made the following 
recommendations for potential art enrichment sites: 

A. For Chinatown: 

1. Mezzanine walls 

2. Walls in the Community and Children's 
room 

3. Site of old entrance door 

4. Exterior retaining wall 

B. For Mission Branch: 

1 . Floor 

2. Glass wall between lobby and computer 
room 

3. Wall above circulation desk 

4. Reference desk 

VI I J. Budget Reduction Proposal 

Joanne Chow Winship reported to the Committee that 
the Mayor had requested a proposal be submitted 
within the past 48 hours to reduce the General Fund 
allocation to the Art Commission by $45,000, or two 
positions for the current fiscal year. This was 
part of a request to all departments to target 
$18,884,000 in savings through reducing 570 
positions . 

Since the Commission had already been cut, leaving 
no programs unaffected, it was impossible for for 
any further cuts not to seriously jeapordize those 
programs. With the Gallery Director's departure, 
and the hiring freeze, the Mayor's Budget Office 
was currently holding the position from being 
filled. Director Winship requested that the Budget 
Office consider holding the gallery assistant 
position in lieu of the director's position, to 
which they have agreed. 

Since the gallery program will be undergoing 
evaluation, salery savings may be affected with 
fewer hours. In addition to not filling the 
gallery assistant position and reducing the gallery 



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director posiition to half-time, the staff funded 
by the General Fund would have their hours reduced 
to a 7-hour work day. 

Commissioner Healy reported that she and the 
Director had conferred on this matter and that she 
supported the Director's proposal. 

IX. Selection Panelists for Chinatown Branch Library 
and Fire Station #37: 

Susan Pontious proposed the following as selection 
panel ists : 

A. Fire Station #37 

ORDERED: Approval of Reiko Goto as a selection 

panelist for Fire Station #37, and approve 

payment of an honorarium of $100 a day or $50 

a half-day. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

B. Chinatown Branch Library 

ORDERED: Approval of Dr. William Wu or Al 
Wong as a selection panelist for Chinatown 
Branch Library and approve payment of an 
honorarium of $100 a day or $50 a half-day. 
Moved: Healy/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

XI. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil reported that artist Cheryl Riley had 
been successful in getting a $10,000 grant from 
Espirt Corp. to help fund the additional art 
proposal for the Community room at Bayview Police 
Station. Esprit has also offered to help her 
obtain additional grants from other corporations. 

XII. Muni-Metro Turnaround Project 

This item was removed from the agenda because the 
artist was ill and could not attend. 

XIII. Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

Revised copies of the draft of the public art 
portion of the Civic Art Collection Guidelines were 
handed out to the Committee. A meeting to continue 
review of the guidelines was scheduled for 3:30 on 
Monday, Oct. 26th. 



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XIV. Ellis/O'Farrell Garage 

Tonia Macneil showed the Committee the layout of 
Chris Sproat ' s lighting design. The prototype was 
shipped to the Ellis-OFarrell garage but was not 
available in time for the meeting. She will 
attempt to bring the prototype of a light unit to 
the full Commission meeting on Oct. 5th. 

ORDERED: Approve a progress payment to Chris 
Sproat for $3,000 on his design development 
contract for Ell is/O ' Farrel Garage; and authorize 
the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
fabrication and installation contracts with Chris 
Sproat not to exceed $76,000. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

XV. Old Business 

Susan Pontious reported that prototypes of the 
paving and the north facade of the Sheriff's 
facility would soon be ready to review. Bob 
LaRocca was appointed as the Committee liaison. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Revise the selection process for 5th and 
Mission Garage to select a single artist for the 
project . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of the final book design for 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto's book "Aqua Pura" . 
Moved: LaRoca/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of interim payment of $5,000 to 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto for "Aqua Pura". 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approve purchase of the following 
artworks for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Fac il ity : 

a. Persimmon, by Kay Bradner; pastel on paper, 
20" x 30"; $1,200 

b. Cliff at Limantour; by Connie Smith Siegel; 
oil on paper; 13" x 23 13/16"; $700. 



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c. Limatour Marsh; Grey; by Connie Smith Siegel; 
oil on paper; 12" x 23"; $700. 

d . 3 untitled photographs of shoes by J.M. 
Cooper; 11" x 14"; $125 each. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the San Francisco Art 
Commission Gallery's annual "Chain Reaction" show, 
to open in February; the chain invitations will 
begin with Cultural Centers. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: The following are approved as potential 
substitute panelists for the Market St. Program: 
Trinh T. Minh Ha; Valerie Soe; Rhodessa Jones; 
Carrie Mae Weems; Paul Kwan ; Jose Antonio Burciaga; 
Lorraine Garcia; Larry Andrews; Regina Mouton; and 
Christine Tamblyn. 
Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval to pay the following poets $250 
honoraria to inset their poems into the Muni 
Boarding Islands: Robert Grenier; June Jordan; 
Edith Jenkins; Kenneth Rexroth; Allen Ginsberg; 
Gary Soto and Marilyn Chin. 
Moved: LaRocca/Heal y 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval to use the following Allen 
Ginsberg text for engraving on a Muni Boarding 
Island: 

... who drove crosscounty seventytwo 
hours to find out if I had a vision or you had 
a vision or he had a vision to find out 

Eterni ty, . . . 

Moved: Rosekrans/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of Reiko Goto as a selection 
panelist for Fire Station #37, and approve payment 
of an honorarium of $100 a day or $50 a half-day. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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10. ORDERED: Approval of Dr. William Wu or Al Wong as 
a selection panelist for Chinatown Branch Library 
and approve payment of an honorarium of $100 a day 
or $50 a half-day. 

Moved: Healy/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. ORDERED: Approve a progress payment to Chris 
Sproat for $3,000 on his design development 
contract for Ell is/O ' Farrel Garage; and authorize 
the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
fabrication and installation contracts with Chris 
Sproat not to exceed $76,000. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 




Susan Pontious 
Curator 



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MINUTES 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
OCT. 21, 1992 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: 

Anne Healy, Chair 

Aristides Demetrios (left after item XI) 

Robert LaRocca 

Genny Lim (arrived after item II) 

STAFF PRESENT: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Elise Breall 
Debra Lehane 
Jill Manton 
Tonia McNeil 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I. Approval of Sept. 16th Minutes 

ORDERED: Approval of Sept. 16, 1992 minutes of 
Visual Arts Committee. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval to extend design development contract 
with Christopher Sproat for art enrichment at 
the Ellis O'Farrell Parking Garage until Dec. 
31, 1992. 

B. Approval of the following projects for Program 
Cycle 2 of the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program, contingent upon permission from 
property owners and other city agencies as 
needed : 

a. A maximum of $7,500 to San 
Francisco Cinematheque in 
collaboration with Sixth Street 
Photography Workshop for "The 
Space Between" a 3 part series of 
public air screenings and projections 

b. $3,559, with a contingency fund of 
$1,000, to Nith Lacroix and the 
Tenderloin Recreation Center for an 



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education video project for Southeast 
Asian Youth At Risk, culminating in an 
outdoor screening installation; this 
funding provisional upon teaming with 
an established organization for the 
implementation of the outdoor 
screening installation 

c. 510,000 to Contraband for six site- 
specific inter-disciplinary 
performances on Market Street 

d. $2,000 to the Greater Market Street 
Development Association for the 
presentation of one concert by 
Instituto Pro Musica 

e. $4,000 to Pilar Olabarrio, with a 
$1,000 contingency fund for 
installation costs, for a workshop 
with Tenderloin children and the 
creation of banners for U.N. Plaza 

f. $10,000 to Public Art Works for a 

2-3 month window installation at 9th 
and Market Streets 

g. $5,000 to Laura Riggs/Lisa 
Scola/Thomas Prosek for 2 "Monument 
Markers" , provisional upon working 
with Art Commission staff to develop 
viable structures in viable locations, 
and upon submission of a feasible plan 
for repair of the sidewalk 

h. $9,850 to Virginia Stearns for two 
"People to People" Food Box" 
Sculptures 

i. $9,940 to Susan Leibovitz Steinman 

for "Food for Thought: An Urban Apple 
Orchard" contingent upon identifying a 
viable site for the project 

j. $6,000 to Crystal Huie for the 

creation of images and the production 
of a poster series for 25 Gannett 



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kiosks on Market St. between Van Ness 
and the Embarcadero 

k. $6,000 to Su-chen Hung and Gigi 

Janchang for the creation of original 
images and the production of a 
poster series for 25 Gannett kiosks on 
Market St. between Van Ness and the 
Embarcadero 

1. $6,000 to Johanna Poethig and the 

Yerba Buena Creative Arts Workshop for 
the creation of original images and 
the production of a poster series for 
25 Gannett kiosks on Market St. 
between Van Ness and the Embarcadero 

C. Request for approval of additional $100 

for the Extraordinary Ordinaire to cover extra 
expenses incurred due to rain on previously 
scheduled performance date 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive Signage 
Project 

Michael Manwaring and Nancy Leigh Olmsted presented 
their proposed text and imagery. Michael Manwaring 
presented prototypes of all the sign types. These 
included: 1) plaques showing the historic origin of 
streets that intersected with the Embarcadero; 2) 
plaques commemorating the site where important 
events happened; 3) Podium signs 4) Story strips; 
5) whale types with poetry 6) plaque identifying 
site with a drawing of the ghost ship Lydia; 7 ) 
Tracing of the original shore line. 

Commissioner Lim asked Ms. Olmsted what the 
overlaying historical concept was for the project 
area. Discussion ensued relative to the point of 
view of the project text. It was the Committee's 
general consensus that the project lacked a 
historical vision that captured the lives of the 
people in a more lively way, and was lacking in its 
representation of women and other ethnic groups. 



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A quote from the Bryant St. plaque was found to be 
particularly problematic. 

Commissioner Healy asked Commissioner Lim to work 
with the team in reviewing and making suggestions 
for the revision of the text. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of the project 
overview and imagery, with the contingency that the 
team revise the text to be more representative of 
other ethnic groups. 
MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Tenderloin Children's Recreation Center 

Bob Nist from the Bureau of Architecture reviewed 
the building architecture and the proposed 
locations of the artist's artwork. JoeSam. and 
Johanna Poethig presented their project proposals. 

JoeSam. will be creating a series of painted metal 
figures that will be welded to the fence and gates. 

Johanna Poethig will be working with area children 
to create a series of tiles on the fence pillars. 
She will also be using tile to create "game boards" 
on the floors of the building. The children will 
be creating painted tiles that will be inset into 
the walls of the bathrooms. She has also been 
working with the architects to develop color 
schemes . 

Tonia Macneil described Martha Heavenston's 
conceptual proposal. Heavenston is donating her 
time as a visiting artist at Kohler Co. in 
Wisconsin to paint bathroom fixtures for the 
building. She has been commissioned to create 2 
ceramic benches for the playground, and additional 
funds are being sought for mor of her sculpture in 
the playground area. 

ORDERED: Approval of JoeSam. and Johanna Poethig 's 
project proposal and Martha Heavenston's conceptual 
proposal and authorization for the artist's to 
proceed to fabrication. 
Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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V. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto presented the completed 
book Aqua Pura, which they have produced as part of 
the art enrichment project for the Water 
Department. They also presented their final design 
for their photographic and audio installation at 
the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. 

ORDERED: Final approval of proposal and 
construction drawings for the Collins/Goto 
photographic and audio installation at San Andreas 
Water Treatment plant. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. MuniMetro Turnaround 

This item was removed from the agenda 

VII. Save Outdoor Sculpture Project 

Debra Lehane and Elise Breall described the 
progress on the project to date. They reported 
that although the Commission got an initial grant 
to begin the project, they need to seek additional 
funds to complete. 

Lehane said that the Collection's Program could use 
the information obtained in the survey to further 
develop the Commission's "Adopt a Monument" 
program. She would like to focus on the 40 
sculptures in Golden Gate Park next. 

If we applied for the grants, the Friends of 
Recreation and Parks would continue to be our 
fiscal agent . 

Director Winship asked the Committee if they wanted 
to continue to the program. 

ORDERED: For the Collection's Department to 
continue with the Save Outdoor Sculpture program. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Collection's Manager to 
apply to the following foundations for an 
additional $43,680 for the program: The Swig 
Foundation, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation, 



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D.R. and C.B. Stevens Foundation, Compton 
Foundation, Inc. and the Rene deRosa Foundation. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. 5th and Mission Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that the selection panel had 
recommended the following artists to make proposals 
for the 5th and Mission Parking Garage: John 
Okulick, Lewis de Soto, Narcissus Quagliata, and 
Michael Hayden. 

She asked the Committee to approve the panel's 
recommendation . 

ORDERED: Approval to request art enrichment 
proposals from John Okulick, Lewis de Soto, 
Narcissus Quagliata, and Micahel Hayden for the 5th 
and Mission Parking Garage, and approval to pay 
each a $1,000 proposal fee. Moved: 
LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Fire Station #37 

Chris Bigelow from the Bureau of Architecture 
reviewed the building design with the Committee. 
Susan Pontious reported that the Selection Panel 
had met, and recommended three artists as 
finalists. Interviews with the artists would be 
scheduled with the panel in the next week. She 
would like to have approval of their selection 
under Committee Reports at the full Commission 
meeting on Nov. 2nd. 

ORDERED: Approval of Peter de Swart, Elizabeth 
Saltos, and Wang Po Shu as finalists for Fire 
Station #37, and authorization to pay the an 
honorarium of $100 each. 
Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Market St. Art in Transit Program: Gannett Kiosk 
Poster Series 

Sharon Tannenbaum and Alice Braverman presented the 
poster design and text (attachment A) of the 
posters representing the work of Hospitality House 
artists. The Committee requested a more 
graphically distinct credit for the San Francisco 
Art Commission. 



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ORDERED: Approval of the design and text of the 
Hospitality House poster designs for the Gannett 
Kiosks, with the stipulation that the credit for 
the San Francisco Art Commission be more 
graphically distinct. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

XI. Gallery: Exploration City Site Program 
Virocode artists Andrea Mancuso and Peter D'Auria 
presented their revised proposal for the City Site 
program. The Committee felt that the work was 
still unclear in its aesthetic concept and did not 
adequately communicate its intent. 

ORDERED: Denial of approval for Viracode's 
proposal for Exploration City Site. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

XII. New Art Commission Logo 

Kristin Beckstoffer presented her proposal for a 
new Art Commission logo. She reported that in her 
design for the logo, her goal was to come up with a 
design that was more contemporary in look and more 
flexible in the ways that it could be used. Her 
new design featured a strong black square with the 
letters SFAC dividing the square into quadrants. 
"San Francisco Art Commission" was written below 
the square; above the square she proposed using a 
number of interchangeable graphic images to 
represent the various programs. 

The Committee felt that the series of images needed 
to be more dynamic, and suggested that she explore 
using tighter cropping, more off-center 
positioning, as well as other images. 

Joanne Chow Winship requested conceptual design 
approval so that Beckstoffer could proceed with 
design of the program brochures. 

ORDERED: Approval of the conceptual design of the 
new Art Commission logo, with more work on images 
selected and their placement. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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XIII. Mission Police Station 

A. Children's Lobby 

Tonia Macneil reported that both JoeSam. and 
Gorden Bryan had designed proposals for the 
children's lobby of the Mission Police 
Station. However, since they made their 
proposals, the architects have changed the 
design of the building. In addition, the 
panel felt that neither proposal was entirely 
appropriate for the site constituency. 
Therefore, Macneil requested that the 
Committee approve payment of $250 for each of 
the artists to redesign their proposals for 
the lobby. 

She proposed that the Committee select the 
winning proposal rather than re-convene the 
selection panel again. 

ORDERED: Approval of payment of a $250 design 
fee to both JoeSam. and Gorden Bryan to 
redesign their proposals for the children's 
lobby of the Mission Police Station. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Main Lobby 

Macneil reported that the proposal by Gary 
Dwyer had been selected for the main lobby. 
The original proposal featured upholstered 
"boulder" forms set in a tiled area. However, 
the police were concerned about the 
maintenance of the upholstery material, and 
the scale of the site has changed, so the 
artist will need to redesign using a different 
material and for a slightly smaller area. 

Capt . Suttmeier was present to say that the 
Police Dept . supported the proposal. 

ORDERED: Approval of the design proposal 
submitted by Gary Dwyer for the main lobby of 
the Mission Police Station, and authorization 
for the Director to enter into contract with 
the artist for an amount not to exceed $30,000 
for the design, fabrication, transportation 
and installation of the artwork, conditional 



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upon approval of a prototype by the Art 
Commission and Police Dept. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



XIV. Hospital Parking Garage and Ellis O'Farrell 
Garages 

These agenda items were deferred to the Special 
Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee scheduled for 
Oct. 26, 1992. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of Sept. 16, 1992 minutes of 
Visual Arts Committee. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval to extend design development contract 
with Christopher Sproat for art enrichment at 
the Ellis O'Farrell Parking Garage until Dec. 
31, 1992. 

B. Approval of the following projects for Program 
Cycle 2 of the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program, contingent upon permission from 
property owners and other city agencies as 
needed : 

a. A maximum of $7,500 to San 
Francisco Cinematheque in 
collaboration with Sixth Street 
Photography Workshop for "The 
Space Between" a 3 part series of 
public air screenings and projections 

b. $3,559, with a contingency fund of 
$1,000, to Nith Lacroix and the 
Tenderloin Recreation Center for an 
education video project for Southeast 
Asian Youth At Risk, culminating in an 
outdoor screening installation; this 
funding provisional upon teaming with 
an established organization for the 



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implementation of the outdoor 
screening installation 

c. $10,000 to Contraband for six site- 
specific inter-disciplinary 
performances on Market Street 

d. $2,000 to the Greater Market Street 
Development Association for the 
presentation of one concert by 
Instituto Pro Musica 

e. $4,000 to Pilar Olabarrio, with a 
$1,000 contingency fund for 
installation costs, for a workshop 
with Tenderloin children and the 
creation of banners for U.N. Plaza 

f. $10,000 to Public Art Works for a 

2-3 month window installation at 9th 
and Market Streets 

g. $5,000 to Laura Riggs/Lisa 
Scola/Thomas Prosek for 2 "Monument 
Markers", provisional upon working 
with Art Commission staff to develop 
viable structures in viable locations, 
and upon submission of a feasible plan 
for repair of the sidewalk 

h. $9,850 to Virginia Stearns for two 
"People to People" Food Box" 
Sculptures 

i. $9,940 to Susan Leibovitz Steinman 

for "Food for Thought: An Urban Apple 
Orchard" contingent upon identifying a 
viable site for the project 

j. $6,000 to Crystal Huie for the 

creation of images and the production 
of a poster series for 25 Gannett 
kiosks on Market St. between Van Ness 
and the Embarcadero 

k. $6,000 to Su-chen Hung and Gigi 

Janchang for the creation of original 
images and the production of a 



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poster series for 25 Gannett kiosks on 
Market St. between Van Ness and the 
Embarcadero 

1. $6,000 to Johanna Poethig and the 

\erba Buena Creative Arts Workshop for 
the creation of original images and 
the production of a poster series for 
25 Gannett kiosks on Market St. 
between Van Ness and the Embarcadero 

C. Request for approval of additional $100 

for the Extraordinary Ordinaire to cover extra 
expenses incurred due to rain on previously 
scheduled performance date 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of the Embarcadero 
Historical and Interpretive Signage project 
overview and imagery, with the contingency that the 
team revise the text to be more representative of 
other ethnic groups. 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of JoeSam. and Johanna Poethig' s 
project proposal and Martha Heavenston's conceptual 
proposal and authorization for the artist's to 
proceed to fabrication. 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Final approval of proposal and 
construction drawings for the Collins/Goto 
photographic and audio installation at San Andreas 
Water Treatment plant. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: For the Collection's Department to 
continue with the Save Outdoor Sculpture program. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval for the Collection's Manager to 
apply to the following foundations for an 



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additional $43,680 for the program: The Swig 
Foundation, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation, 
D.R. and C.B. Stevens Foundation, Compton 
Foundation, Inc. and the Rene deRosa Foundation. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval to request art enrichment 
proposals from John Okulick, Lewis de Soto, 
Narcissus Quagliata, and Micahel Hayden for the 5th 
and Mission Parking Garage, and approval to pay 
each a $1,000 proposal fee. Moved: 
LaRocca/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of Peter de Swart, Elizabeth 
Saltos, and Wang Po Shu as finalists for Fire 
Station #37, and authorization to pay the an 
honorarium of $100 each. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. ORDERED: Approval of the design and text of the 
Hospitality House poster designs for the Gannett 
Kiosks, with the stipulation that the credit for 
the San Francisco Art Commission be more 
graphically distinct. 

Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. ORDERED: Denial of approval for Viracode's 
proposal for Exploration City Site. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

12. ORDERED: Approval of the conceptual design of the 
new Art Commission logo, with more work on images 
selected and their placement. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

13. ORDERED: Approval of payment of a $250 design fee 
to both JoeSam. and Gorden Bryan to redesign their 
proposals for the children's lobby of the Mission 
Police Station. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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14. ORDERED: Approval of the design proposal submitted 
by Gary Dwyer for the main lobby of the Mission 
Police Station, and authorization for the Director 
to enter into contract with the artist for an 
amount not to exceed $30,000 for the design, 
fabrication, transportation and installation of the 
artwork, conditional upon approval of a prototype 
by the Art Commission and Police Dept . 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully Submitted 

Susan Pontious 
Curator 



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HODSKINS S1MONE & SEARLS, INC. 

255 Lytton Avenue 
Palo Alto, CA 94301 



COPY 

Job No: HSS-200 

Orig File Name: Mayor Hangs 

APPROVAL 



Job Name: Mayor Hangs 

Orig Date: Tuesday, October 20, 1992, Draft 1.1 

DATE 



Mayor Hangs 
Homeless Man 
At City Hall. 

Among the recent artwork on display at city hall was the 
work of a former hornless painter from the Tenderloin. 
Thanks to the Hospitality House Community Arts Program, 
his work also hangs in public and private collections 
throughout the city. 

His story, though, is not unique. Hospitality House has 
been helping homeless and low-income artists develop and 
display their talent for over twenty years. 

The program offers paintings, drawings and sculpture for 
sale and rent at very reasonable prices. To businesses and art 
lovers alike. 

Part of the proceeds go to the artists. The rest help 
Hopitality House provide the materials and instruction that 
give these artists new hope and inspiration. 

To learn more about Hopitality House and its artists, call 
the number below. 



HOSPITALITY HOUSE. 415/749-2133. 



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HODSKINS S1MONE & SEARLS, INC. 
255 Lytton Avenue 
Palo Alto, CA 94301 

COPY 

Job No: HSS-200 Job Name: Innocent Transient 

Orig File Name: Innocent Tiansient Orig Date: Tuesday, October 20, 1992, Draft 1.1 

APPROVAL DATE 



Innocent Transient 
Framed By 
Prominent Attorney. 

All he did was let Hospitality House hang his paintings in 
a public place. Next thing you know, people start pointing 
fingers, and a local attorney wants to hang one in his law 
firm. 

It's a happy ending to a story that begins at The 
Community Arts Program, where Hospitality House has been 
helping homeless and low-income artists develop and display 
their talent for over twenty years. 

The program otTers paintings, drawings and sculpture for 
sale and rent at very reasonable prices. To businesses and art 
lovers alike. 

Part of the proceeds go to the artists. The rest help 
Hospitality House provide the materials and instniction that 
give these artists new hope and inspiration. 

To learn more about Hospitality House and its artists, call 
the number below. 

HOSPITALITY HOUSE. 415/749-2133. 



H0DSK1NS SIMONE 8. S. F-032 T-85& P-004/004 OCT 21 '92 10:42 



HODSKINS SIMONE & SEARLS, INC. 
255 Lytton Avenue 
Palo Alto, CA 94301 

COPY 

Job No: HSS-200 Job Name: Destitute Woman 

Orig File Name: Destitute Woman Orig Date: Tuesday, October 20. 1992, Draft 1.1 

APPROVAL DATE 



Desperate Woman 
Exposes Herself 
On Market Street. 

You're likely to see all kinds of art in the galleries and 
corporate lobbies on Market Street. But few works reflect the 
spirit and emotion of this struggling artist from Hospitality 
House. 

And hers is just one of many successes. The Community 
Arts Program at Hospitality House has been helping 
homeless and low-income artists develop and display their 
talent for over twenty years. 

The program offers paintings, drawings and sculpture for 
sale and rent at very reasonable prices. To businesses and art 
lovers alike. 

Part of the proceeds go to the artists. The rest help 
Hospitality House provide the materials and instruction that 
give these artists new hope and inspiration. 

To learn more about Hospitality House and its artists, call 
the number below. 

HOSPITALITY HOUSE. 415/749-2133. 



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25 Van Ness Avenue 

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(415)554-9671 
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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, November 18, 1992 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 



John Knken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Aristides Demetrios 
Alonzo King 
Willis Kirk 
Rotert F. LaRocca 



Rosekrans 
Terri Simon 
Liza Zennl 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept with gratitude into the 
Collection a drawing by Frank Happersberger of 
an early version of the Pioneer Monument from 
his granddaughter Nancy Link. 

B. Approval of mural designed by Betsie Miller- 
Kusz for Eureka Valley Playground. 

C. Approval to increase Nayland Blake's 
final design contract for the Main Library by 
$2,000.00, for a new contract amount not to 
exceed $14,000.00 

D. Approval of one of the following as a 
selection panelist for Mission Branch Library: 
Carmen Lomas Garza, Lorraine Garcia Nakada, 
Amalia Mesa Bains, or Francisco Perez. 

E. Approval of Selection Panel recommendations 
for "Body Politic" exhibit at Art Commmission 
Gallery. 

F. Approval to modify contract with Johanna 
Poethig for art enrichment at the Tenderloin 
Recreation Center by increasing total contract 
amount by $1,500. 

G. Approval to modify contract with design team 
of Stanley Saitowitz, Barbara Stauffacher 
Solomon and Vito Acconci for Promenade Ribbon 
Project by extending completion date until 
12/93. 



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H. Approval and acceptance of artwork by Bruce 
Hasson installed at Bush-Polk Parking Garage, 
entitled "Trolleys," consisting of 64 aluminum 
panels and screens. 

I. Approval of final payment to Bruce Hasson on 
contract #2800015 for completion of services for 
Bush-Polk Parking Garage. 



J. Approval of final payment to Christopher 
Sproat on contract # 2810014 for completion of 
design development of a light sculpture for the 
Ellis-0 ' Farrell Parking Garage. 

II. Hospital Parking Garage: 

Tonia Macneil; Ann Chamberlain 

Request for approval of proposed design 

III. 5th and Mission Garage: 

Tonia Macneil; Marie Zeller, Whisler-Patr i ; Paul 
Newman, Downtown Parking Association 
Report on Nov. 16 Civic Design meeting and 
response to request for information 

IV. Pioneer Monument: 

Debra Lehane ; Winchell Hayward 

Discussion of orientaion of monument within new 

Fulton Street location and of design of new site 

V. New Art Enrichment: 

A. Millbrae Water Facility 

Jill Manton; Dennis Tsai, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau; Kent Ford, Bureau of Architecture 

B. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton; Tom Lilliquist; Marquis-Wong 
Architects 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit: 
Eleanor Beaton; Brett Cook 

Request for approval of revised proposal 

VII. Art Commission Logo 

Joanne Chow Winship; Kristin Beckstoffer 
Presentation of revised design 

VIII. Sheriff's Facility: 
Susan Pontious 

A. Retroactive approval of Doug Hollis' revised 
artwork for the New Sheriff's Facility, based on 
the artist's approval of a sample panel by Nov. 
30, 1992. 

B. Approval to replace the ceramic frit artwork 
with a standard frit pattern supplied by the 
fabricator if either 1 ) the new artwork is not 
ready for production by Nov. 30, 1992, or 2) the 
artist rejects the sample with the new artwork. 

C. Authorization to work-order the funds to the 
Bureau of Architecture to pay for the cost 
increase incurred by the production of the new 
artwork for the ceramic frit windows. 



D. Authorization to reduce Doug Hollis's 
contract scope-of-work to omit production of 
furnishings for the classrroms and community 
rooms . 

IX. Chinatown Branch Library- 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of Selection Panel recommendations 

X. Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of design modification of Ann Hamilton 
and Ann Chamberlain's project 

XI . Muni Metro Turnaround 
Susan Pontious 
Status Report 

XII. General Hospital Service Building 

Susan Pontious 
Status Report 

XIII. Historical and Intepretive Signage Project: 
Jill Manton 

Progress Report 

XIV. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 
Progress Report 

XV. Old Business 

XVI . New Business 

XVII. Adjournment 



MINUTES FOR VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
NOV. 18, 1992 

C ommissioners Present : 

Anne Healy (Chair) 

Aristides Demetrius (present items II-IX) 

Hoi) LaRocca (present items I -111) 

Genny Lim 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff Present : 

Eleanor- Beaton Tonia Macneil 

Debra Lehane Susan Pontious 

Jill Manton Joanne Chow Winship 

I . Consent Calendar 

Tonia Macneil requested that Agenda items IB, 11, & I be 
removed from the consent calendar. With these 
deletions, the following were proposed for adoption 
under the consent calendar: 

ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar. 

A. Accept with gratitude into the Collection a 
drawing by Frank Happersberger of an early version 
of the Pioneer Monument from his granddaughter, 
Nancy Link. 

B. Approval to increase Nayland Blake's final design 
contract for the Main Library by $2,000, for a new 
contract amount not to exceed $14,000. 

C. Approval of one of the following as a selection 
panelist for Mission Branch Library: Carmen Lomas 
Garza, Lorraine Garcia Nakada, Amalia Mesa Bains, 
or Francisco Perez. 

E. Approval of Selection Panel recommendations for 
"Body Politic" exhibit at Art Commission Gallery. 

F. Approval to modify contract with Johanna Poethig 
for art enrichment at the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center by increasing total contract amount by 

SI ,500. 

G. Approval to modify contract with design team of 
Stanley Saitowitz, Barbara Stauffacher \>loman and 
Vito Acconci for Promenade Ribbon Project by 
extending completion date until 12/93. 



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II. Approval of final payment to Christopher Sproat on 
contract #2810014 for completion of design 
development of a light sculpture for the Ellis- 
O'Farrell Parking Garage. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil introduced project artist Ann 
chamberlain, who proposed a new project design for the 
garage . 

Chamberlain reported that with her new design, she 
sought to better serve the local community, who would 
not be using the interior of the garage. Her new 
proposal draws on the past use of the site as a Muni 
barn. She proposes to use the imprint of the old rail 
lines to implant stories on the 24th sidewalk. The 
"path" of the old rail lines will be marked with 
colored concrete, and stamped with text about the 
historical use of the site and stories from the 
surrounding community. The "paths" will terminate at 
the fence around the garage site. Benches made from 
the wheels of old muni cars will line the fence. 
Lighting may also be used to enhance the site at night. 

Discussion ensued as to the feasibility of extending 
the track line into the street. Commissioner Demetrius 
requested that the Committee review a detail of the 
transition between the sidewalk and the street at a 
later date. 

For the 23rd St. entrance, Chamberlain proposed using 
the cross that forms an architectural detail on the 
hospital building, and repeating the form on the 
facades of the 23rd St. entrance. She proposes to 
create a grid of cross niches in the precast concrete 
wall, which might be rear illuminated. Historical 
pictures from the hospital could also be introduced 
into the niches. 

Macneil reported that there were some feasibility and 
budget issues with these projects which would be 
further investigated. 



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ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Ann Chamberlain's new 
art enrichment proposals for the 23rd and 24th street 
sides of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. 5th &. Mission Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that Civic Design had given the 
garage Phase III approval except for the corner where 
the artwork will be installed. She reported that the 
artists have until Dec. 11th to make their proposals. 
Macneil requested that a joint Visual Arts and Civic 
Design meeting be scheduled to review the proposal 
recommended by the Selection Panel. 

The committee stressed that as a result of Civic 
Design's action, the artists have greater freedom to 
consider addressing the whole corner (front panels, 
grill and turret) of the building, and requested that 
Macneil clearly communicate this to the artists. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that Macneil talk with 
the architects to develop the most cost effective 
means, such as the use of add/alternates or addendum to 
incorporate the artist's proposal. 

IV. New Main Library/Pioneer Monument 

A. Library Construction Bids 

Anthony Bernheim of Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein 
and Morris reported to the Committee that the bids 
for the library were in. Of the eight bids 
received, six were below the City's budget and two 
were equal to the budget. He expects the contract 
to be awarded next week. He expects that 
construction will begin this spring and be 
completed by late 1995. 

B. Pioneer Monument 

Debra Lehane reviewed the position of the new site 
for the Pioneer Monument in the context of the 
Civic Center design axes and in relation to the 
Simon Bolivar monument. 

The Committee then heard the following public 
testimony : 

Winchell Hayward : Mr. Hayward made the following 
points in support of orienting the monument toward 
the east : 



VAC/minutes 11/18 Page 



1 . The artist had originally oriented the 
monument facing away from City Hall. 

2. Motion #1 of the 9/21/92 Civic Design minutes 
should dictate the orientation of the 
monument . 

3. The location of the Simon Bolivar sculpture 
is irrelevant because it is 280' away from 
the monument . 

4. The controversial "Early Days" grouping will 
be prominent regardless of which direction 
the monument faces, and so would be no more 
or less likely to be vandalized just because 
it faces City Hall. 

5 . The monument should face east because the 
female figure represents the "Goddess" 
Eureka, so it should face the gold mines. 

The grizzly bear should also look towards his 
home in the Sierras. 

Debra Lehane responded that the 9/21/92 Civic 
Design motion cited by Mr. Hayward referred not to 
the orientation of the monument, but to restoring 
the plaza design around the monument. 

Mr. Hayward then began a discussion of the bollard 
design, but the Committee decided to deal only 
with the issue of the monument orientation. 

ORDERED: Discussion of the Pioneer Monument at 
the Nov. 18th Visual Arts Committee meeting will 
deal with the issue of orientation only. 
Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

John Barbey: Mr. Barbey testified that the 
female figure was not the Goddess Eureka, but 
represented Queen Calipher of the Amazons. He 
wanted to know why the Commission had not made 
better use of photography to see what the monument 
looked like in relation to its surroundings. He 
testified that the Native American in the Early 
Days grouping may have been intended to represent 
the tragic death of thousands of Native Americans 
from meas les . 



VAC/minutes 11/18 Page 



Public testimony being complete, the Committee 
discussed the issue. 

Commissioner Demetrius recommended that the 
monument face east to remain true to the 
sculptor's original intent. 

Commissioner Rosekrans recommended that the 
monument face City Hall to maintain the view axes 
of the original Civic Center Beaux Arts design. 

Commissioner Lim felt that the monument should 
face out from City Hall towards the public. 

Commissioner Healy felt that the monument should 
face City Hall. She pointed out the original 
contextual relationship between the monument and 
City Hall no longer exists. She did not think 
Simon Bolivar and "Eureka" should be "eye ball to 
eye ball " . 

MOTION: The Pioneer Monument should be oriented 

to face east . 

Moved: Demetrius/Lim 

Vote: Ayes: Demetrius/Lim 

Noes: Healy/Rosekrans 

There being no majority, the motion did not pass. 
The Committee decided to table the issue until the 
Dec. 16th Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

V. Art Commission Logo 

Joanne Chow Winship and Kristin Beckstoffer presented 
the revised Art Commission logo for Committee review. 

ORDERED: Approval of the logo using the sculpture head 

image in conjunction with the black quadrant as the Art 

Commission Logo. 

Moved: Demetr ius/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

VI. New Business: Proposed Gift of Mayor Shelley Bust 
Debra Lehane reported that a request had come to the 
Commission to accept a gift from John F. Shelley 
Memorial Committee of a bust of former San Francisco 
Mayor John F. Shelley. The gift had already been 



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accepted by the Board of Supervisors. She introduced 
Mr. James San Jule to further describe the project. 

Mr. San Jule described Mr. Shelley's public career, and 
the public support of this project from the major labor 
organizations in the City. He described its proposed 
placement in City Hall on the Polk St. side of the 
building as a companion piece to the bust of Mayor 
Christopher . 

The sculptor for the project is Lisa Reinerston, and 
Artworks Foundery is doing the casting. 

The Committee reviewed photographs of the clay bust of 
the monument. As this item was not on the agenda for 
the meeting, no vote could be taken. But the consensus 
of the Committee was to recommend for acceptance under 
Committee Reports at the Dec. 7th meeting of the Art 
Commiss ion . 

VII. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious referred the Committee to her staff 
report relative to the problems with mock-up of Douglas 
Hollis's ceramic frit design for the north facade, and 
the actions taken to remedy the problem. 

ORDERED: Retroactive approval of Douglas Hollis's 

revised artwork for the New Sheriff's Facility, based 

on the artist's approval of a sample panel by Nov. 30, 

1992. 

Moved: Demetr ius/Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval to replace the ceramic frit artwork 
for the New Sheriff's Facility with a standard frit 
pattern supplied by the fabricator if either 1 ) the new 
artwork is not ready for production by Nov. 30, 1992, 
or 2) the artist, Douglas Hollis rejects the sample 
with the new artwork 
Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Authorization to work-order the funds to the 
Bureau of Architecture to pay for the cost increase 
incurred by the production of the new artwork for the 
ceramic frit for the New Sheriff's facility. 
Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Authorization to reduce Douglas Hollis's 
contract scope-of-work for the New Sheriff's Facility 
to delete production of furnishings for the classrooms 
and community room. 
Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII . Chinatown Branch Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the selection panel for 

the Chinatown Branch Library had unanimously 

recommended Rene Yung as the artist for the project. 

ORDERED: Approval of the selection of Rene Yung as the 
artist for the Chinatown Branch Library, and 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into a contract with her to design, fabricate and 
install a work of art at the Chinatown Branch Library, 
for an amount not to exceed $22,000. 
Moved: Lim/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Millbrea Water Facility 

Jill Manton introduced Dennis Tsai , from the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau and Kent Ford. Mr. Tsai described 
the new planned expansion of the Millbrea Water 
Facility. He described the phases of the facility 
construction and gave the approximate budgets for these 
capital improvements. The approximate cost of Phase I 
is 3 1/2 million, Phase II is 5 1/2-6 million; Phase 
III is 7-10 million; and Phase IV is 1 1/2 - 2 million. 

Mr. Tsai said that they wanted maximum art enrichment 
participation from the inception of design, and that 
this was an opportunity to involve an artist from the 
ground floor. 

Jill Manton said that they were ready to proceed with 
the project; the goal was to have an artist selected by 
April, 1993. The Committee applauded the UEB's 
intention of having an artist involved in the early 
stages of design, and by consensus approved proceeding 
with artist selection for the project. 

X. Hospital Service Building 

Susan reported that as directed by the Committee, she 
had been investigating other locations on the General 
Hospital campus where the art enrichment funds 



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generated by the seismic upgrade of the Hospital 
Service building could be used. She reported one 
potential site was the AIDS comfort garden. 
Commissioner Healy suggested that one approach might be 
to have an artist design a garden. Pontious said that 
she would pursue that possibility. She asked for the 
Committee to take formal action regarding the artwork 
on the Service Building itself. 

ORDERED: To use the art enrichment funds generated by 

the seismic upgrade of the Hospital Service Building on 

another, more public, location on the General Hospital 

campus . 

Moved: Lim/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar. 

A. Accept with gratitude into the Collection a 
drawing by Frank Happersberger of an early version 
of the Pioneer Monument from his granddaughter, 
Nancy Link. 

B. Approval to increase Nayland Blake's final design 
contract for the Main Library by $2,000, for a new 
contract amount not to exceed $14,000. 

C. Approval of one of the following as a selection 
panelist for Mission Branch Library: Carmen Lomas 
Garza, Lorraine Garcia Nakada, Amalia Mesa Bains, 
or Francisco Perez. 

E. Approval of Selection Panel recommendations for 
"Body Politic" exhibit at Art Commission Gallery. 

F. Approval to modify contract with Johanna Poethig 
for art enrichment at the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center by increasing total contract amount by 

SI ,500. 

G. Approval to modify contract with design team of 
Stanley Saitowitz, Barbara Stauffacher Soloman and 
Vito Acconci for Promenade Ribbon Project by 
extending completion date until 12/93. 



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H. Approval of final payment to Christopher Sproat on 
contract #2810014 for completion of design 
development of a light sculpture for the Ellis- 
O'Farrell Parking Garage. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Ann Chamberlain's new 
art enrichment proposals for the 23rd and 24th street 
sides of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Discussion of the Pioneer Monument at the 
Nov. 18th Visual Arts Committee meeting will deal with 
the issue of orientation only. 
Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the logo using the sculpture head 

image in conjunction with the black quadrant as the Art 

Commission Logo. 

Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Retroactive approval of Douglas Mollis 's 

revised artwork for the New Sheriff's Facility, based 

on the artist's approval of a sample panel by Nov. 30, 

1992. 

Moved: Demetrius/Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval to replace the ceramic frit artwork 
for the New Sheriff's Facility with a standard frit 
pattern supplied by the fabricator if either 1) the new 
artwork is not ready for production by Nov. 30, 1992, 
or 2) the artist, Douglas Hollis rejects the sample 
with the new artwork 
Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Authorization to work-order the funds to the 
Bureau of Architecture to pay for the cost increase 
incurred by the production of the new artwork for the 
ceramic frit for the New Sheriff's facility. 
Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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8. ORDERED: Authorization to reduce Douglas Hollis's 
contract scope-of -work for the New Sheriff's Facility 
to delete production of furnishings for the classrooms 
and community room. 

Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of the selection of Rene Yung as the 
artist for the Chinatown Branch Library, and 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into a contract with her to design, fabricate and 
install a work of art at the Chinatown Branch Library, 
for an amount not to exceed $22,000. 

Moved: Lim/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. ORDERED: To use the art enrichment funds generated by 
the seismic upgrade of the Hospital Service Building on 
another, more public, location on the General Hospital 
campus . 

Moved: Lim/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 



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3 :00 P.M. 
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COMMISSIONERS 



John Krlken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Arlstldes Demetrlos 
Alonzo King 
Willis Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Urn 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
Terrl Simon 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents ot the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

CMC Art Collection 
CMC Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Arl Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Sheet 

(415)554-9682 



3:05 II 



3:15 III 



3:25 IV. 



3:50 V. 




Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural design by Betsie 

Mil ler-Kusz for Eureka Valley Playground, 
contingent upon approval from Recreation 
and Park Department. 

B. Approval of extension of contracts of 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto until February 
28, 1993. 

C. Approval of poem by Diane DiPrima for 
poetry plaque for new Muni Boarding islands 
on Market Street. 

D. Approval of honorarium of $250 each to 
Diane DiPrima and Nellie Wong for use of 
excerpt of poem to be inscribed in poetry 
plaques for new Muni boarding islands on 
Market Street . 

Chinatown Branch Library 
Susan Pontious, Glen Hunt, Rene Yung 
Request for conceptual approval of artist's 
des ign 

Firestation #37 

Susan Pontious, Chris Bigelow, Wang Po Shu 
Request for conceptual approval of artist's 
des ign 

Market Street Art in Transit 

A. Eleanor Beaton, Larry Sultan, Mike 
Mandel 

Request for approval of artwork for Larry 
Sultan/Mike Mandel poster project on 
Gannett advertising kiosks 

B. Eleanor Beaton; Brett Cook 

Request for approval of revised proposal 

Mission District Police Station 

A. Tonia Macneil, Tom Suttmeier, Edmund 
Shum, Mike Pierrou 



Review of revised proposals by Gordon Bryan 
and JoeSam. and selection of one artist to 
create a work of art at the Juvenile 
Facil i ty . 

B. Tonia Macneil, Gary Dwyer 
Presentation of prototype and revised 
proposal and request for approval of final 
design 

4:15 VT . Art Commission Logo 
Joanne Chow Winship 

4 :25 VII. Old Business 

4:30 VIII. New Business 

Proposed Mid-Embarcadero public art program 
Jill Manton 

4:40 IX. Adjournment 



MINUTES 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
DEC. 16, 1992 



Commissioners: Robert LaRocca 

Aristides Demetrios 
Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff: Eleanor Beaton 

Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I . Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval of mural design by Betsie Miller-Kusz for 
Eureka Valley Playground, contingent upon approval 
from Recreation and Park Dept . 

B. Approval of extension of contracts for Tim Collins 
and Reiko Goto until Feb. 28, 1993. 

C. Approval of poem by Diane DiPrima for poetry 
plaque for- new Muni boarding islands on Market St. 

D. Approval of honorarium of $250 each to Diane 
DiPrima and Nellie Wong for use of excerpt of poem 
to be inscribed in poetry plaques for new Muni 
boarding islands on Market St. 

Moved: Deme t r ios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Chinatown Branch Library 

Rene Yung presented her concept for the art enrichment 
for the Chinatown Branch Library. Yung explained that 
the intent of her proposal is to create a sense of 
belonging, memory and place. She said her proposal 
relates to traditional use of language in Chinese 
architecture. As her site, she proposes to use the 
quadrant created by the mezzanine wall, support 
columns, and connecting beams in the main reading room. 



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On the mezzanine wall and on the beam facing it on the 
far side of the quadrant she will install four tablets. 
On the connecting beam, in 4 Chinese characters, will 
be the phrase "Touching Ground Grows Roots". On the 
mezzanine wall the tablets will read, in English, "Take 
Root Leaf Green New Soil" The characters and text 
will be die-cut into painted aluminum panels and back 
lit. 

On the columns, Yung proposes to paint duilan, or 
tradit ional rhyming couplets. She would like to work 
with the community to help create the duilan selected 
for t he col umns . 

Another element on the columns will be curved glass 
lamps. On one lamp she will paint the names of Asian 
cities which are the places of origin of many of the 
library users. On the other lamp she will paint the 
names of the American cities that are the destinations 
of many of these immigrants. 

The columns and the underside of the connecting beams 
would all be painted or stained a shade of red. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Rene Yung's proposal 
for the Chinatown Branch Library. 
Moved: Demet r ios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

111. Market St. Art in Transit 

Larry Sultan presented the prototypes of six posters 
created by Sultan and Mike Mandel , to be installed on 
the Gannett advertising kiosks. The posters addressed 
issues relating to the current crises in the public 
education system. 

Commissioner Rosekrans expressed the concern that some 
of the posters gave too negative an impression . She 
particularly objected to one poster that depicted a 
student who graduated despite being a teenage mother. 

Commissioner Demetrios expressed support for the fact 
that the artists had carried out the intent of their 
project proposal as previously approved by the 
Commi ss ion . 

ORDERED: Approval of 5 of the poster designs for the 
Market Street Gannett kiosks by Larry Sultan and Mike 



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Mandel, with the request that the language of 6th 
design (depicting the student who was a teenage mother) 
be refined and presented to the Committee again at 
their special meeting scheduled for Dec. 21st. 
Moved: Deme t r i os/Hosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Mission District Police Station 

A. Review and Selection of Revised Proposals for- the 
Juvenile Facility by Gordon Bryan and JoeSam. 

The Committee reviewed revised proposals by Gordon 
Bryan and JoeSam. Gordon Bryan proposed tiling 
the lobby wall with an aquatic theme. JoeSam. 
proposed suspending three to five large, painted 
aluminum birds from the lobby ceiling, and 
installing a series of painted bird plaques on the 
upper waiting room wall. 

Both Lt . Tom Suttmeier from the Police Dept . and 
the building architect, Mike Pierron, expressed 
their support to the Committee for the JoeSam. 
proposal because it was playful, not static, and 
made good use of the 2-story height of the lobby 
ce il ing . 

Commissioner Demetrios recommended that the artist 

stagger the heights of the birds, and conceal the 

talons so that the the birds did not present too 
aggressive an image. 



B. 



Review of Revised Proposal by Gary Dwyer for the 
main lobby 



Gary Dwyer presented his revised proposal for the 

main lobby. His revisions were as follows: 

1). Recessed lighting substituted for suspended 

light fixtures to prevent vandalism of 

lighting . 

2). The signage will be laminated in lexan, an 
extremely durable plastic material, and 
adhesive mounted to the wall. 

3). The seating elements will be cast fiberglass 
and re-enforced concrete in the shape of 
rocks . 



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Page 



Commissioner Demetrios recommended a plainer light 
fixture than the one selected. 



Art Commission Logo 
Joanne Chow Winship reported th 
expressed strong reservations a 
for the Art Commission Logo. S 
the staff liked the overall des 
that the classical head used in 
lettering quadrant too specific 
culture, and seemed to connot 
or historical view to supportin 
that this was at odds with the 
supporting living, contemporary 
and cultural backgrounds, and m 
many of the Commission's consti 



at the staff had 
bout the image selected 
he reported that while 
ign system, they felt 

conjunction with the 
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g the arts. They felt 
Commission's mission of 

artists from all ethnic 
ay well be alienating to 
tuenc ies . 



Winship reported that the staff preferred instead the 
use of the off-center City Seal. Staff felt that the 
use of the city seal in this fashion conveyed that we 
are city agency, but also communicated our more 
creative function. 

Discussion then ensued among the Commissioners 
regarding the use of the black line at the bottom of 
the design system. The Commissioners felt that this 
line was too heavy. 

ORDERED: To substitute the off-center city seal for 

the classical head in the new Art Commission logo, and 

to eliminate the black band at the bottom of all the 

stationary elements. 

Moved: Demet rios/Rosek rans 

Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Old Business; Pioneer Monument 

Debra reported that she had a letter from Winchell 
llayward as well as blueprints for the design of the 
curb around the monument. She said that to resolve 
this issue, the Visual Arts and Civic Design Committees 
wi 11 have to take a formal vote about the curbing at 
their .joint meeting on Monday, Dec. 21st. She said 
that she had brought copies of both Mr. Hayward's 
letter and the blueprints, and requested that 



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Commissioners review both in advance o f the meeting 
that they would be prepared to vote on the issue. 

VII. Now Business 

A. Construction barricades for S. Embarcadero 
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allocated for temporary arL on the construction 
barricades for the S. Embarcadero. The Art 
Commission is being' asked to coordinate the 
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C. Bush Polk Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that the installat ion of 
Bruce Hasson's grills for the Bush Polk Garage was 
90% complete, and i n\ i t ed I lie Commissioners to 
view the artwork. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval of mural design by Betsie Miller-Kusz for 
Eureka Valley Playground, contingent upon approval 
from Recreation and Park bept. . 

B. Approval of extension of contracts for Tim Collins 
and Reiko Goto until Feb. 28, 1993. 

C. Approval of poem by Diane DiPrima for poetrj 
plaque for new Muni boarding islands on Market Si. 

1). Approval of honorarium of $250 each to Diane 

DiPrima and Nel I i e Wong for usi of excerpl of poem 



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to be inscribed in poetry plaques for new Muni 
boarding islands on Markel si . 



Moved : 

Vol o : 



OpiupI rios/Hosekrans 

I'iwi i mans 



ORDERED: Conceptual approval ol llrnr Sting's proposal 
f"or the China town Uraneh ' ibrary. 
'!"•. oil : Deme! rios/ltosekrans 
Vote : Unan i mous 

ORDERED: Approval of B of the poster designs for the 
Market Street Gannett kiosks by Larry Sultan and Mike 
Maude 1 , with the request thai the language of 6th 
design (depict i ng the sLudent who was a teenage mother) 
be refined and presented to the Committee again at 
their special me^t i tig scheduled for Dec. 21st. 
Moved : Deme trios/ Rose krans 
Vol e : Unan i mous 

ORDERED: Approval o f JoeSam. ' s proposal for the lobby 
of I he youth facility for I he Mission District Pol ice 
Slat ion and authorization for t lie Director to enter 
■ lit ' i contract wi th the art i si for an amount not to 
exceed $20,01)0 to design, fabricate and install I he 
ai I ' ork . 

Moved : Rosekrans/Demet. rios 
Vote : Unani mous 

ORDERED: Approval of Garv Dwyer's revised proposal for 
the main lobby of the Mission District Police Station 
as modified, with the recommendation that a plainer 
light fixture lie selected. 
Moved : Deme trios/Rose krans 
Vote : t'nan i mous 

ORDERED: To substitute the off-center city seal for 

the classical head in the now Art Commission logo, and 

to el [initiate the black hand at the bottom of all the 

s t a t ionary e lemen t s . 

Moved: Demet rios/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTER MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, January 13, 1992 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I 



Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of Rene de Guzman, Rene Yung 
and Cheryl Riley as Selection Panelists foi 
the Richmond Recreation Center. 



i i 'UMISSK INERS 



B. Authorization to request higher 
administrative fee from Board of 
Supervisors for the following art 
enrichment projects: 



Nancy Bechtle 
Arlstldes Demetrios 
Alonzo King 
Willis Kirk 

Robert F LaRocca 
Genny Lim 
RalY Okamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 
Terii Simon 
Liza Zennl 



^"^ MEMBERS 
Presidents ot the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnship 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

1 55 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



3:05 II 



i. Sheriff's Facility 

ii. New Main Library 

iii. Mental Health Facility 

iv. Fire Station #2 

v. Fire Station #37 

vi. Fire Station #22 

vii. Fire Station #44 

viii. Chinatown Library 

ix. Mission Library 

x. Hospital Services Building 

xi. SFPD Mission 

xii. San Andreas Plant 

xiii. SFPD Bayview 

xiv. Bush-Polk Parking Garage 

xv. SFGH Parking Garage 

xvi. Moscone Center 

xvii. SFPD Taraval 

xviii. Vallejo Garage 

xix. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

xx. Richmond Recreation Center 



Market Street Art in Transit 

A. Eleanor Beaton; Larry Sultan 
Request for approval of artwork for Larry 
Sultan/Mike Mandel poster project on 
Gannett advertising kiosks. 

B. Eleanor Beaton; Brett Cook 

Request for approval of revised proposal. 



3:30 III. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tonia Macneil 

A. Request for approval of final payments 
to Tim Colllins and Reiko Goto for 
completion of work on contracts #2820006 
and #2820007 

B. Request for motion to accept on behalf 
of the City and County of San Francisco the 
works of art entitled "Aqua Pura," 
comprised of a book and an audio-visual 
installation, commissioned for the San 
Francisco Water Department. 

3:40 IV. Firestation #37 

Susan Pontious, Chris Bigelow, Wang Po Shu 
Review of project proposal by Wang Po Shu 

3:55 V. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 

A. Approval of artist guidelines for "Open 
Call" 

B. Street Artist Sales and Display 

4:10 VI. Continued Review of Revised Public Art 
Guide] ines 

4:40 VII. Old Business 

4:45 VIII. New Business 

4:50 IX. Adjournment 



I 



MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
JANUARY 13, 1993 



Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Robert LaRocca 

Aristides Demetrios (arrived after item #1) 

Staff Present: 

Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Jason Tannen 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I . Consent Calendar 

The consent calendar was modified to read "Fire Station 
#24 instead of #22. 

ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
items : 

A. Approval of Rene de Guzman, Rene Yung and Cheryl 
Riley as Selection Panelists for the Richmond 
Recreation Center. 

B. Authorization to request higher administrative 
fees from the Board of Supervisors for the 
following art enrichment projects: 

1. Sheriff's Facility 

2. New Main Library 

3. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

4. Fire Stations #2, 24, 37, 44 

5. Chinatown Branch Library 

6. Mission Branch Library 

7. Hospital Services Building (General Hospital) 

8. SFPD Mission, Bayview, and Taraval stations 

9. San Andreas Plant 

10. Bush-Polk Parking Garage 

11. SFGH Parking Garage 

12. Moscone Center 

13. Vallejo Garage 

14. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

15. Richmond Recreation Center 



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Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Market St. Art in Transit 

A. Designs for Posters for Gannett kiosks by Larry 
Sultan and Mike Mandel 

Eleanor Beaton reported that at the Committee's 
December meeting, it had approved 5 of the 6 
artists' designs for the poster series. Since 
then, the artists had revised 3 of those images. 
Larry Sultan presented these changes to the 
Committee . 

ORDERED: Approval of Larry Sultan and Mike 

Mandel 's Market Street Gannett kiosk poster 

designs as revised. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrius 

Vote: Unanimous 

B. Revised Proposal by Brett Cook 

Eleanor Beaton reported to the committee that she 
and the artist had been unable to secure a site 
for the artist to execute his original proposal, a 
sequential series of six topical murals. As a 
result, the artist proposes to rent a Gannett 
billboard at Octavia and market, and execute a 2- 
part mural series. 

The artist presented his revised proposal 
(Attachment A). The first billboard cycle will 
feature a middle-class couple with self-help 
paraphernalia. Text will be made up of words 
associated with self-help and self-therapy. 
Following the month-long display of this image, 
the artist will install a second image, which will 
have the same composition and language, but 
feature two homeless people. The intent of the 
project is to "address the idea that the concerns 
of the 'normal' person are the same, yet entirely 
different from the concerns of the most 
disenfranchised persons of this society" . 

ORDERED: Approval of the revised project proposal 
by Brett Cook planned for the billboard located at 
Octavia and Market Streets. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 



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III. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tonia Macneil reported that Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
had completed Aqua Pura, a book and installation, for 
the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. She reported 
that she, Commissioner Healy, and Susan Pontious had 
viewed the installation, which consists of photographs, 
text, and an interactive sound component, and all felt 
it was a very successful piece. Commissioner LaRocca 
recommended that Macneil send copies of the book to the 
Mayor, Board of Supervisors, etc., and that she write 
up a case history of the project. 

ORDERED: Approval of final payment to Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto for contracts #2820006 and #2820007. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Acceptance on behalf of the City and County 

of San Francisco, the works of art entitled "Aqua 

Pura", comprised of a book and audio-visual 

installation, commissioned for the San Francisco Water 

Department . 

Moved: Demetr ius/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Fire Station #37 

Artist Wang Po Shu presented his proposal for Fire 
Station #37 to the Committee. The artist proposed 
double 1:3:5 progression harmonic sculpture in 5 parts. 
It will consist of five metal spheres, 2 bronze and 3 
copper, each with a tuning fork within. The harmonic 
progression of the tuning forks would be inversely 
proportioned to the size of the respective spheres of 
their encasements. Two of the copper spheres will be 
installed on the facade of the new building, and one 
over the new public entrance of the old building. Two 
solid bronze spheres will be melted down and cast into 
puddle forms; one will be inlaid in front of the new 
apparatus door, and one inlaid in front of the new 
public entrance. Each will have a tuning fork embedded 
underneath, inside a capsule. 

The sphere and puddle forms were inspired by the forms 
of historical blown-glass fire-extinguishers which were 
filled with carbontetra chloride. The spheres were 
thrown directly at the fire, breaking the glass and 
releasing the chemical. The intent of the tuning forks 
are to harmonize any vibrations around the building. 



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Although one will not be able to actually hear the 
tuning forks, the artist believes that their 
harmonizing activity will nonetheless have a positive 
effect on the site. 

The artist will be working with the project architect, 
Chris Bigelow, to refine the manner in which the 
spheres interface with the building facades. On the 
new building, the artist is exploring how the metal 
panel above the apparatus door can be manipulated into 
concave curves where it attaches to the spheres. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Wang Po Shu's art 
enrichment proposal for Fire Station #37. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Gallery 

A. Artist Guidelines for "Open Call" 

Jason Tannen presented the artist guidelines for 
"Open Call" . 

ORDERED: Approval of artist guidelines for "Open 
Call" applications to the San Francisco Art 
Commission Gallery. 
Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Street Artist Sales and Display at Gallery- 
Jason Tannen reported that he has been talking to 
Howard Lazar regarding the possibility of having 
some of the street artists set up in the front of 
the gallery for a 4 week period. He is 
considering having 4-5 artists a week for 4 weeks 
(20 total). The participating street artists 
would be juried. No commission for sales would be 
taken by the gallery. In return for being allowed 
to set up in the gallery, the participants would 
watch the door. 

VT . Public Art Guidelines 

The committee completed their review of the revised 
public art guidelines. 

ORDERED: Approval of the revised public art 

guidel ines . 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrius 

Vote: Unanimous 



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VII. Old Business 

A. Richmond Recreation Center 

Commissioner Healy appointed Genny Lim as the 
committee liaison to the Richmond Recreation 
Center artist selection panel. 

B. Bush Polk Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that the completion of the 
installation of Bruce Hasson's grills is delayed 
for at least 2 months because the project general 
contracter is no longer in business. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 

items : 

A. Approval of Rene de Guzman, Rene Yung and Cheryl 
Riley as Selection Panelists for the Richmond 
Recreation Center. 

B. Authorization to request higher administrative 
fees from the Board of Supervisors for the 
following art enrichment projects: 

1. Sheriff's Facility 

2. New Main Library 

3. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

4. Fire Stations #2, 24, 37, 44 

5. Chinatown Branch Library 

6. Mission Branch Library 

7. Hospital Services Building (General Hospital) 

8. SFPD Mission, Bayview, and Taraval stations 

9. San Andreas Plant 

10. Bush-Polk Parking Garage 

11. SFGH Parking Garage 

12. Moscone Center 

13. Vallejo Garage 

14. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

15. Richmond Recreation Center 

Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel's 
Market Street Gannett kiosk poster designs as revised. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrius 

Vote: Unanimous 



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3. ORDERED: Approval of the revised project proposal by 
Brett Cook planned for the billboard located at Octavia 
and Market Streets. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote : Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of the revised project proposal by 
Brett Cook planned for the billboard located at Octavia 
and Market Streets. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of final payment to Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto for contracts #2820006 and #2820007. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrius 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Acceptance on behalf of the City and Count > 
of San Francisco, the works of art entitled "Aqua 
Pura" , comprised of a book and audio-visual 
installation, commissioned for the San Francisco Water 
Department . 

Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Wang Po Shu's art 
enrichment proposal for Fire Station #37. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of artist guidelines for "Open Call" 
applications to the San Francisco Art Commission 
Gallery. 

Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of the revised public art 
guidelines . 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectful ] y Submitted: 



Susan Pontious 
Curator 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, February 10, 1992 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Approval to pay Lorraine Garcia Nakata 
$50 per half day of service as Selection 
Panelist for Mission Branch Library. 



COMMISSIONERS 



Ame HeaV 
President 



Nancy Bechtte 
A' 1 ' tides Demetrlos 
oKIng 



Dodle Rosekrans 
Terrl Simon 
Uza Zennl 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



B. Approval to increase budgets for Market 
Street Art in Transit Program's poster 
series on Gannett kiosks as follows: 

i. Increase honorarium to Larry 

Sultan and Mike Mandel by $1200. 

ii. Increase honorarium to Andrea 

Brewster by $350. 

iii. Increase honorarium to Maria 

Porges by $350. 

iv. Increase honorarium to Rene 

Castro and Francisco Alarcon by $700. 

v. Incease honorarium to Su-Chen 

Hung and Gigi Janchang by $700. 

vi. Increase honorarium to Crystal 

Huie by $700. ' 

vii. Increase honorarium to Johanna 

Poethig and Yerba Buena Creative Arts 

Workshop by $700. 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



C. Authorization to apply for an ISTEA 
Grant from the Department of Transportation 
to provide funding for the illumination of 
the Promenade Ribbon Project. 

D. Approval of budget of $7,250 for 
manufacture and installation of 9 granite 
poetry plaques to be inset into new Muni 
boarding islands on upper Market Street. 



Street Artists Licenses 
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(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 



3:05 II. 




Market Street Art in Transit 

A. Eleanor Beaton; Maria Porges 

Request for approval of artwork for Porges' 
poster project on Gannett advertising 
kiosks . 

B. Eleanor Beaton; Andrea Brewster 
Request for approval of artwork for 
Brewster's poster project on Gannett 
advertising kiosks. 



3:20 III. Firestation #37 

Susan Pontious, Chris Bigelow, Wang Po Shu 
Request for conceptual approval of revised 
proposal by Wang Po Shu 

3:35 IV. 5th and Mission Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Narcissus Quagliata, 

Marie Zeller 

Presentation of full-scale prototype of a 

glass panel . Request for approval to enter 

into contract with the artist. 

3:50 V. Embarcadero Gateway 

Jill Manton, Mark DiSuvero 

Review of sculpture maquette proposed for 

South Beach Park 

4:05 VI. Mission Branch Library 
Susan Pontious 

Request for approval of Emmanuel Montoya 
and Horace Washington as finalists for 
Mission Branch Library and to pay each a 
$250 honorarium to develop a site proposal. 

4:20 VII. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Arthur Gonzalez 

Gary Hoy 

Presentation of Artist's proposal for 

interior lobby area. 

4:35 VIII. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 

4:40 IX. Review of Gift Policy 

5:00 X. Old Business 

5:05 XI. New Business 

5:10 XII. Adjournment 



MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
FEB. 10, 1993 



Commissioners Present: Staff Present: 

Robert LaKocca Eleanor Beaton 

Aristides Demetrios Uebra Lehane 

Dodie Rosekrans Jill Manton 

Tonia Macneil 

Susan Pontious 

I . Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval to pay Lorraine Garcia Nakata $50 per 
half day of service as Selection Panelist for 
Mission Branch Library. 

B. Approval to increase budgets for Market Street Art 
in Transit Program's poster series on Gannett 
kiosks as follows: 

i. Increase honora r i urn to Larry Sultan and Mike 

Mandel by SI ,200. 
ii. Increase honorarium to Andrea Brewster by 

$350. 
iii. Increase honorarium to Rene Castro and 

Francisco Alarcon by $700. 
iv. Increase honorarium to Maria Porges by $350. 
v. Increase honorarium to Su-Chen Hung and Gigi 

Janchang by $700. 
vi. Increase honorarium to Crystal Huie by $700. 
vii. Increase honorarium to Johanna Poethig and 

Yerba Buena Creative Arts Workshop by $700. 

C. Authorization to apply for an ISTE.A Grant from the 
Dept. of Transportation to provide funding for the 
illumination of the Promenade Ribbon Project. 

D. Approval of budget of $7,250 for manufacture and 
installation of 9 granite poetry plaques to be 
inset into new Muni boarding islands on upper 
Market St. 

Moved: Pemet r ios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 



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I I . Market. Street Art in Transit 

\. Maria Forges presented her 3 poster designs tor 
(lie Gannett advertising kiosks. The series is 
designed to be sequential, and deals with 
different aspects of time. 

ORDERED: Approval of Maria l'orges poster designs 
for the Gannett advertising kiosks on Market St. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Ueme t r i os 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Eleanor Beaton presented Andrea Brewster's poster 
designs for the (Jannett advertising kiosks. 
Brewster's 3 poster designs featured photographs 
of women from San Francisco history. Each 
photograph wil 1 be covered with handwritten text 
telling a folk tale. 

ORDERED: Approval of Andrea Brewster's poster 

designs for the Gannett advertising kiosks on 

Market St reet . 

Moved: Rosekrans/Deme t rios 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Fire Station #37 

Susan Pontious reported that in response to the Fire 
Department's concerns over Wang Po Shu's proposal for 
Fire Station #37, the artist had modified his proposal, 
This revision had been reviewed by Chief Jim Lynch and 
the project architect, Chris Bigelow. 

Wang Po Shu presented his revised proposal to the 
Committee. The new proposal called for making a 
"pocket" for his spheres with the "skin" of the copper 
architectural panel. The result is much more 
sculptural, and more identifiable as "art" to the 
general public. Chief Lynch reported that the Fire 
Dept . was now pleased with the proposal. 

ORDERED: Approval of Wang Po Shu's revised proposal 
for Fire Station #37. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Ueme t r ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. 5th and Mission Garage 

Narcissus Ouagliata presented a prototype of his glass 
panels and lighting for the 5th and Mission Garage. 



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The artist proposes to replace the balcony railing on 
the 4th and Mission St. corner with lighted, sand- 
blasted, glass panels. 

There are still budgetary issues to be resolved, 
particularly in regard to the cost of the balcony 
railings. It is possible that the current proposal in 
its entirety may not be feasible. 

The Committee made the point that Qualiata's proposal 
was a combination of art and architecture, and 
expressed the hope that the client would allocate some 
of the architectural budget, or other funds, to the 
artwork. If, because of lack of funds, the project has 
to be modified, then the Committee wants to review 
those changes. 

ORDERED: Approval of Narcissus Quagliata's prototype 
of the glass panels for the Fifth and Mission Garage, 
and authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Narcissus Quagliata for an 
amount not to exceed $125,000 for design development, 
fabrication, transportation, and installation of a work 
of art for the 5th and Mission Parking Garage. 
Moved: Demetr ios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 



Embarcadero Gateway 

Lowell McKegney from Mark di Suvero's studio 
presented a preliminary maquette for di Suvero's 
sculpture for the Embarcadero Gateway. The sculpture 
will be painted red and be about 60' high; it will have 
a 4-legged base with a kinetic element on top. The 
base of the sculpture has been completed; the artist is 
now working on the top element. 

Mr. McKegney made the point that di Suvero doesn't 
really work from maquettes; the shape of the sculpture 
will ultimately be determined by the process of 
working. It the design changes from the approved 
proposal, then the Commission will be asked to approve 
the revision. Jill Manton said she will keep the 
Committee informed as the sculpture evolves. 

Manton reported that the maquette must also be approved 
by the Port and Redevelopment Agency. She further 
reported that the Redevelopment Agency would assume 



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financial responsibility for the sculpture's foundation 
and illumination. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Mark de di Suvero's 
sculpture maquette, and contingent on approvals from 
the Redevelopment Agency and the Port Commission, 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with the artist for $295,000 to 
design, fabricate and install the sculpture at the 
Embarcadero Gateway at 2nd and King Streets. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetr ios 
Vo fe : Unan i mous 

VT . Mission Branch Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the Selection Panel for 
the Mission Branch Library had selected two artists as 
finalists, Horace Washington and Emmanuel Montoya. She 
requested authorization to pay each of the artists a 
S250 honorarium to make a proposal for the site. 

ORDERED: Approval of Horace Washington and Emmanuel 
Montoya as finalists for the Mission Branch Library, 
and authorization to pay each artists an honorarium of 
$250 to make a site proposal. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI r. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil presented Arthur Gonzalez's proposal for 
the interior of the Taraval Police Station. The artist 
proposes two ceramic relief sculptures to be installed 
on the east and west walls of the lobby. On the east 
wall, he proposes an expanded globe map, with images 
endangered species on each of the continents. On the 
west wall, he proposes an image of a globe, divided in 
half, to make a base, with a child making friends with 
an an i ma 1 . 

Captain Suttmeier from the Police Department reported 
that he had some concerns over the second image because 
of its negative connotation; he stated that it looked 
too much like the last child and animal on earth. 

The Committee requested that the artist be asked to 
revise this portion of his proposal. 



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ORDERED: Approval of Arthur Gonzalez's proposal for a 
ceramic relief sculpture for the interior' east wall of 
the Taraval Police Station. 
Moved : Rosekrans/Deme trios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton gave a progress report on the Sunnydale 
Pump Station project. She said that DPW had given the 
Art Commission funds to hire a consultant, Jeff Brown, 
to review the construction documents and to see if 
there were better ways of constructing the project. 
Brown had made a number of good suggestions, which he 
reviewed with the project artist, Patricia Johanson. 
Manton and the Johanson also met with the Assistant 
Deputy Director- of DPW about the project, and left the 
meeting feeling encouraged about the feasibility of the 
project . 

As soon as the project specifications can be revised, 
the project will go out to bid. 

IX. Review of Gift Policy 

The Committee reviewed the proposed gift policy. Debra 
Lehane gave the history of the document, and reported 
that Joanne Chow Winship wanted "Visual Arts Program" 
deleted from the definitions. 

It was agreed that as written, the policy was fine in 
terms of procedure, but that the Commission should also 
develop a long-term policy and priorities for potential 
sculpture sites in the City. 

The Mission Bay project was discussed, and the fact 
that the Planning Department and the developer- are 
making plans for artwork that will eventually be 
donated to the City. The Committee stressed that if 
the Commission will eventually be asked to accept the 
artwork on behalf of the City, than the Commission must 
be involved in the planning and selection of the art. 

The Committee asked that the Director of Cultural 
Affairs be asked to check with the City Attorney about 
the Art Commission's jurisdiction in Mission Bay, and 
then a letter be sent to Planning regarding Art 
Commission involvement in the project. John Kriken 
should also be consulted. 



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The Committee requested that this issue be put on the 
agenda for next month's meeting. 

ORDERED: Approvai of the gift policy as amended. 
Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Old Business 

There was no old business. 

X] . New Business 

The Committee agreed to consider the following issues 
under new business: 

A. Placement of $5,000 with Intersection for the Arts 
Debra Lehane requested that the Committee approve 
the transfer of $5,000 from the Public Art Fund to 
our fiscal agent, Intersection for the Arts, for 
the purpose of hiring an intern to do data entry 
into the Collections Data Base. 

ORDERED: Approval to transfer $5,000 from the 
Public Art Fund to our fiscal agent, Intersection 
for the Arts, for the purpose of hiring an intern 
to do data entry into the Collections' Data Base. 
Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Neighborhood Beaut i ficat ion and Graffiti Cleanup 
Fund 

ORDERED: Approval to apply for $12,000 - $15,000 
from the Neighborhood Beauti f ication and Graffiti 
Cleanup Fund for the purposes of graffiti removal 
from monuments and project areas. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
i terns : 

A. Approval to pay Lorraine Garcia Nakata $50 per 
half day of service as Selection Panelist for 
Mission Branch Library. 

B. Approval to increase budgets for Market Street Art 
in Transit Program's poster series on Gannett 
kiosks as follows: 

i. Increase honorarium to Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel by $1 , 200. 



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ii. Increase honorarium to Andrea Brewster by 

$350. 
iii. Increase honorarium to Rene Castro and 

Francisco Alarcon by $700. 
iv. Increase honorarium to Maria Porges by $350. 
v. Increase honorarium to Su-Chen Hung and Gigi 

Janchang by $700. 
vi. Increase honorarium to Crystal Iluie by $700. 
vii. Increase honorarium to Johanna Poethig and 

Yerba Buena Creative Arts Workshop by $700. 

2. ORDERED: Approval of Maria Porges poster designs 
for the Gannett advertising kiosks on Market St. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of Andrea Brewster's poster designs 
for the Gannett advertising kiosks on Market Street. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of Wang Po Shu's revised proposal 
for Fire Station #37. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of Narcissus Quagliata's prototype 
of the glass panels for the Fifth and Mission Garage, 
and authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Narcissus Quagliata for an 
amount not to exceed $125,000 for design development, 
fabrication, transportation, and installation of a work 
of art for the 5th and Mission Parking Garage. 

Moved: Deme tri os/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Mark de di Suvero's 
sculpture maquette, and contingent on approvals from 
the Redevelopment Agency and the Port Commission, 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with the artist for $295,000 to 
design, fabricate and install the sculpture at the 
Embarcadero Gateway at 2nd and King Streets. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vo te : Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval of Horace Wasli i rig t on and Emmanuel 
Montoya as finalists for the Mission Branch Library, 



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and authorization to pay each artists an honorarium of 
$250 to make a site proposal , 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of Arthur Gonzalez's proposal for a 
ceramic relief sculpture for the interior east wall of 
the Taraval Police Station. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote : Unan i mo us 

9. ORDERED: Approval of the gift policy as amended. 
Moved: Deme tr ios/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

10. ORDERED: Approval to transfer $5,000 from the Public 
Art Fund to our fiscal agent, Intersection for the 
Arts, for the purpose of hiring an intern to do data 
entry into the Collections' Data Base. 

Moved: Demet r i os/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. ORDERED: Approval to apply for $12,000 - $15,000 from 
the Neighborhood Beaut i f icat ion and Graffiti Cleanup 
Fund for the purposes of graffiti removal from 
monuments and project areas. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respect f ul ty) Submitted : 

Susan Pontious 

Curator 

Public Art Program 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, March 17, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I . 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 



Anne Heaty 
President 



Nancy Bechtle 
Arlstldes Demetrlos 
Alonzo King 
Willis Kirk 
Robert F. LaRocca 



Terr! Simon 
Uza Zennl 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
CommLsslon 



3:05 II 



3:20 III 



Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization to apply to the Koret 
Foundation, the Lef Foundation and Gap 
Foundation on behalf of the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program, for a total amount 
not to exceed $30,000. 

B. Approval of windowfront installation 
project by Joyce Umamoto presented by 
Public Art Works for the Market Street Art 
in Transit Program. 

5th and Mission Garage 

Tonia Macneil; Narcissus Quagliata 
Request for approval of artist's additional 
proposal for artwork in 4th and Mission 
lobby of the Parking Garage 

Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 
Susan Pontious; Hilda Shum 
Request for approval of proposed 
light sculpture 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Ucenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



3:35 IV. 




3:50 V, 



4 :05 VI, 



New Art Enrichment 

Chinatown Recreation Center 

Jill Manton; Deborah Learner; Bonnie Ng ; 

John Thomas 

Request for approval of art opportunities 

identified by project designers 

Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton 

Request for approval of finalists to be 

selected at March 16 meeting of Selection 

Panel 

Airport Collection 

Susan Pontious 

Request for approval of Airport Steering 
Committee Recommendations for artwork in 
North Terminal 



4:20 VII. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious; Ann Chamberlain 

Request for approval of materials sample 

and project modification 

4:35 VIII. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Ann Chamberlain; Fong and 
Chan Architects 

Request for approval of alternate proposal 
for parking garage 

4:50 IX. Art Jallery 
Jason Tannen 

Request for approval of pool of panelists 
and criteria for Selection of Open Call 
proposals 

5:00 X. Old Business 

5:05 XI. New Business 

5:10 XII. Adjournment 



MINUTES TO VISUAL ART COMMITTEE 
MARCH 17, 1993 

Present : 

Commissioners : 

Anne Healy, Chair 

Aristides Demetrios 

Genny Lim 

Robert LaRocca (not present after item #IV) 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff: 



Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 

I . Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the following consent calendar 
items : 

A. Authorization to apply to the Koret Foundation, 
the LEF Foundation and Gap Foundation on behalf of 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program, for a 
total amount not to exceed $30,000. 

B. Approval of window front installation project by 
Joyce Umamoto presented by Public Art Works for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote : Unanimous 

II. 5th and Mission Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that the San Francisco Downtown 
Parking Corporation had agreed to assume responsibility 
for building the railing and lighting components of 
Narcissus Qualiata's proposal for the 5th and Mission 
Garage. This means that the artist's entire proposal 
will be able to be realized. 

Narcissus Qualiata also presented a conceptual proposal 
for the lobby of the facility, which the Parking 
Corporation has agreed to fund if possible. The 
Parking Corporation will notify the artist by mid-June 
regarding the feasibility of this additional project. 



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The lobby proposal consists of a glass mosaic wall with 
vertical glass "fins", which project from the center of 
the curved wall. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Narcissus Qualiata's 

proposal for the lobby of the 5th and Mission Garage. 

Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton reported the selection panel had met, and 
selected four finalists to be considered for the 
Richmond Recreation Center project. When the final 
selection is made, that artist will be asked to 
participate as a design team member on the facility. 
The budget is $9,500 for the planning/design phase, and 
$20,000 for implementation. 

The panel recommended the following candidates to be 
interviewed for the project: 

Seyed Alavi, Frances Butler, Ruth Asawa and team, and 
Martha Heavenston. 

ORDERED: Approval of Seyed Alavi, Frances Butler, Ruth 
Asawa and team, and Martha Heavenston as finalists for 
the Richmond Recreation Center, and authorization to 
pay each an honorarium of $250. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Skilled Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious presented Hilda Shum's proposal for a 
lighted sculpture to be installed near the entrance of 
the new Skilled Mental Health Facility. The design of 
the sculpture will be an abstract fish tail, edge 
lighted with fiber optics. It will sit on a marble or 
granite base. 

The committee had several issues that they wanted the 
artist to address as she refines her design. They 
noted that the form should look like it is emerging 
from the base, not just sitting on it. The base should 
be reflective -- possibly glass should be considered. 
If glass were used, it would have to be sandblasted 
(for slippage) unless it has a 6" coping. The artist 
may want to consider raising the entire base. The 
committee also felt that the form itself needed further 
refinement . 



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ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Hilda Shum's lighted 
sculpture proposal for the New Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

Chinatown Recreation Center 

Bonnie Ng, from the Bureau of Engineering/Landscape 
Architecture, and Bob Nist, from the Bureau of 
Architecture, presented the plans for the Chinatown 
Park and Recreation Center. Bonnie Ng suggested the 
following as possible sites for art enrichment: 

1. The 5' retaining wall surrounding the play area. 
She suggested a "climbing wall". 

2. The 10 - 15' retaining wall around the garden 
area. 

3. A play sculpture in the playground area. 

\ . A series of playful sculptures one would just 

happen upon as one strolled through the park. 

5. The entry gate on the south side of the facility 

Jill Manton reported that the total budget for the 
project was $60,000, with $48,000 - $50,000 being 
available for art. 

Ms. Manton also reported that the Dept . of Recreation 
and Parks wants the artist to waive their rights under 
California Preservation Act if they choose to design 
play sculpture or a climbing wall. Susan Pontious 
expressed concern about the liability the artist would 
be assuming for sculptures that are intended for 
climbing . 

Ms. Ng reported that if an artist designs "occasional' 
sculptures in the landscape, Recreation and Park wants 
them to be low (approximately 2'). 

Jill Manton suggested that the approach to the project 
might be to focus on the element of surprise, or 
discovery, as one meanders through the park, which is 
an important tenet in Chinese landscape architecture. 
Artists would be asked to apply with some preliminary 
design ideas. She also endorsed having an artist 
design the Jackson St. entry gates to the recreation 
center . 



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Commissioner Lim was appointed as the project liaison. 

ORDERED: Approval of the followinga program approach 
for the art enrichment for the Chinatown Recreation 
Center: artists will be asked to make proposals that 
provide park visitors with an experience of surprise, 
or discovery, as they walk through the park; the 
Jackson St. entry gates will also be considered as an 
art enrichment opportunity. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Main Library 

Ann Chamberlain presented the Committee with Ann 
Hamilton and her revised proposal for the diagonal core 
wall of the new main library, as well as a material 
sample. The revised proposal uses the reference cards 
from the card catalogue. The card catalogue will be 
replaced in the new library by an electronic reference 
system. The artists intend to take these cards, 
annotate them, and then imbed them in the artisan 
plaster . 

The committee liked the concept of using the cards, and 
the look of the material sample, but had objections to 
the manner in which the artists intended to annotate 
the cards. They felt this imposed a resonance that the 
cards did not need, and was too self-conscious. They 
felt that this layer did not seem to come naturally 
from the intent of the catalogue cards themselves. The 
committee felt that the artists needed to re- 
conceptualize this interaction between the past and 
present . 

VI . Hospital Parking Garage 

Ann Chamberlain presented her proposal for the 23rd St. 
facade of the Hospital Parking Garage. The artist will 
design and fabricate 36' x 20' walls next to the stair 
towers. The glass-reinforced concrete walls will be 
pierced by cruciform shapes reminiscent of the early 
hospital architecture. Glass bricks, silk-screened 
with images from the hospital and community, will fill 
the cruciform shapes. Fiber optics will provide edge- 
lighting for the glass. 

ORDERED: Approval of Ann Chamberlain's art enrichment 
proposal for the 23rd St. facade of the Hospital 
Parking Garage. 



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Moved: Demetrios/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Ann Chamberlain for up to 
$136,000 to design, fabricate and install a work of art 
on the 23rd St. facade of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Gallery 

Jason Tannen presented his selection criteria and his 
pool of panelists to select proposals from his open 
call to artists for exhibition at the Art Commission 
Gallery . 

ORDERED: Approval of the selection criteria and pool 
of panelists to select proposals from the open call to 
artists for exhibition at the Art Commission Gallery. 
Moved: Lim/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Airport 

Susan Pontious reported that the Airport Art Steering 
Committee had requested curatorial recommendations 
regarding the present collection at San Francisco 
International Airport. The North Terminal collection 
was the first to be evaluated, and recommendations 
submitted to the AASC. The AASC had approved the 
curator recommendations, which have now been forwarded 
to the Visual Arts Committee for approval. 

Ms. Pontious requested that the committee proceed with 
approving the recommendations, with the exception of 
recommendation regarding Freda Koblick's sculpture, 
Night Sky, until the artist could attend the meeting in 
person. 

Pontious reported that since the report was written, 
she had come across old Art Commission minutes which 
approved trading the Airport's Gregg Renfrow painting 
for another piece. Debra Lehane subsequently had a 
conversation with Mr. Renfrow and he is still 
interested in making such a trade. 

Commissioner Demetrios asked if the contracts of any of 
the artists whose work was being considered for 



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deaccessioning stated that the work could or might be 
deaccessioned at a later date. 

Ms. Pontious replied that they did not, nor was there 
any language prohibiting deaccessioning. Commissioner 
Rosekrans responded that the owner of an artwork may 
sell or store art. 

Debra Lehane confirmed that Section 1.16 of the 
Administrative Code authorizes the Commission to 
deaccession artwork and keep the proceeds. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee's recommendations for the collection in the 
North Terminal of San Francisco General Airport, with 
the exception of the recommendation regarding "Night 
Sky", which will be considered at a later date. 
Moved: Healy/Rosekrans 

Vote: Ayes: Rosekrans, Lim, Healy 
Nays: Demetrios 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following consent calendar 
items : 

A. Authorization to apply to the Koret Foundation, 
the LEF Foundation and Gap Foundation on behalf of 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program, for a 
total amount not to exceed $30,000. 

B. Approval of window front installation project by 
Joyce Umamoto presented by Public Art Works for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 



Moved: 
Vote: 



Demetrios /Rosekrans 
Unanimous 



ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Narcissus Qualiata's 
proposal for the lobby of the 5th and Mission Garage. 
Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of Seyed Alavi, Frances Butler, Ruth 
Asawa and team, and Martha Heavenston as finalists for 
the Richmond Recreation Center, and authorization to 
pay each an honorarium of $250. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Hilda Shum ' s lighted 
sculpture proposal for the New Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the followinga program approach 
for the art enrichment for the Chinatown Recreation 
Center: artists will be asked to make proposals that 
provide park visitors with an experience of surprise, 
or discovery, as they walk through the park; the 
Jackson St. entry gates will also be considered as an 
art enrichment opportunity. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Ann Chamberlain for up to 
5136,000 to design, fabricate and install a work of art 
on the 23rd St. facade of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Ann Chamberlain for up to 
$136,000 to design, fabricate and install a work of art 
on the 23rd St. facade of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the selection criteria and pool 
of panelists to select proposals from the open call to 
artists for exhibition at the Art Commission Gallery. 
Moved: Lim/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee's recommendations for the collection in the 



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North Terminal of San Francisco General Airport, with 
the exception of the recommendation regarding "Xight 
Sky", which will be considered at a later date. 
Moved: Healy/Rosekrans 

Vote: Ayes: Rosekrans, Lim, Healy 
Nays: Demetrios 

Respectfully Submitted: 

Susan Pontious 
Curator 



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3:00 P.M. 

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3:00 1 



COMMISSIONERS 



Nancy Bechtle 
Arlstides Demetrlos 
Alonzo King 

Willis Kirk 

Robert F LoRocca 

.Jenny Li' T ' 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnship 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept Bruce Hasson's 
"Trolleys" into the civic art collection 
and approval of final payment to the 
artist . 

B. Authorization to enter into contract 
with Alice Aycock for $25,000 to produce 
construction documents for art enrichment 
projects for New Main Library 



C. Approval to 
support of 1993- 
f ollows : 

i. San Fr 

$5500 
i i . Christ 
i i i . Banyon 
iv. Fleish 
v . Fl intr 
vi. LEF Fo 
vii . G.A.G 
$4500 
vi i i . Gap Fo 
ix. Horizo 
x. Langen 
xi . Pionee 



apply to foundations for 
94 Gallery program as 

ancisco Foundation for 

ensen Fund for $10,000 
Tree Foundation for $4500 

acker Foundation for $4000 

idge Foundation for $10500 

undation for $7500 
Charitable Corporation for 

undation for $6000 
ns Foundation for $6500 
dorf Foundation for $5550 
r Fund for $4000 



I). 



Approval of 1993-94 Gallery calendar 



E. Approval of $5,000 honorarium to 
artists Michael Alfe and Dru Kim for City 
Site project "Rocks on Stilts." 



Street Artists Licenses 
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Gallery 

155 Grove Sheet 

(415)554-9682 




F. Approval to spend $1,000 of Market 
Street Art in Transit Program funds to 
commission 5 artists to recommend possible 
art treatments for Muni platforms on Market 
Street . 



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G. Approval Lo increase Carl Cheng's 
contract (#2810013) for the Sheriff's 
Facility by $4,000 (for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $25,000) to design the 
atrium security screens and to extend the 
contract through Dec. 31, 1993. 

H. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Carl Cheng for an amount not to exceed 
$22,600, to 1) upon design approval, 
fabricate and deliver the security screens, 
and 2) develop the design for the artistic 
treatment of the utility corridor. 

3:05 II. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton; Hal Brandes; Bob Marquis 
Review of finalist, candidates and selection 
of artist 

3:35 III . Art Gallery 
Jason Tannen 

Request for approval of 4 artists to 
exhibit work in the gallery June 10 - July 
17, 1993. 

3:50 IV. Firestation No. 3? 

Susan Pontious; Wang Po Shu; Chris Bigelow 
Review of final design for art enrichment 

4:05 V. Proposed Public Art for 235 Pine Associates 

Karin Ringlien, SPP-LET Associates 
Request for approval of project by Thomas 
Marsh for open space project 

4:20 VI. Market St. Art in Transit 

AlEleanor Beaton; Brett Cook 

Request for approval of artwork for' 2 part 

billboard series 

B) Eleanor Beaton, Rene Castro 
Request for approval of artwork for poster 
series by Rene Castro and Francisco X. 
Alarcon to be displayed on Gannett kiosks 

4:40 VII. Mission District Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Review of framing and mounting materials 
and text of stories for "Seven Dancing 
Stones" the approved proposal by Gary Dwyer 



4:55 VIII. Mission Branch Library 
Susan Pont ious 

A) Approval of Selection Panel 
recommendations of artist for Mission 
Branch Library 

B) Authorization to enter into contract 
with recommended artist for up to $15,500 
to design, fabricate and install a work of 
art there 

5:10 IX. New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 
Approval of Lothar Baumgarten design 

5:20 X. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Arthur Gonzalez 
Presentation of revised proposal and model 
for public lobby at Taraval Police Station 

5:35 XI Waterfront Transportation Projects 

Jill Manton 

A) Report on North Embarcadero Bids 

B) Historical/Interpretive Signage 

5:40 XII. Old Business 

5:45 XIII. New Business 

Joanne Chow Winship 
Sculpture Park in Presidio 

5:50 XIV. Adjournment 






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MINUTES FOR VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
APRIL 28, 1993 

Commissioners Present: 

Aristides Demetrios 

Anne Healy 

Bob LaRocca 

Genny Lim (arrived after item I) 

Staff Present: 

Eleanor Beaton Rich Newirth Joanne Chow Winship 

Debra Lehane Susan Pontious 

Jill Manton Jason Tannen 

J . Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the following consent calendar 
items : 

A. Motion to accept Bruce Hasson's "Trolleys" into the 

civic art collection and approval of final payment 
to the artist. 

B. Authorization to enter into contract with Alice 
Aycock for $25,000 to produce construction 
documents for art enrichment projects for New Main 
Library 

C. Approval to apply to foundations for support of 

1993-94 Gallery program as follows: 

i. San Francisco Foundation for $5500 

ii. Christensen Fund for $10,000 

iii. Banyon Tree Foundation for $4500 

iv. Fleishacker Foundation for $4000 

v. Flintridge Foundation for $10500 

vi. LEF Foundation for $7500 

vii. G.A.G. Charitable Corporation for $4500 

viii.Gap Foundation for $6000 

ix. Horizons Foundation for $6500 

x. Langendorf Foundation for $5550 

xi. Pioneer Fund for $4000 

D. Approval of 1993-91 Gallery calendar 

E. Approval of $5,000 honorarium to artists Michael 
Alfe and Dru Kim for City Site project "Rocks on 
Stilts. " 

F. Approval to spend $1 ,000 of Market Street Art in 
Transit Program funds to commission 5 artists to 



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recommend possible art treatments for Muni 
platforms on Market Street. 

G. Approval to increase Carl Cheng's contract 

(*2810013) for the Sheriff's facility by $4,000 
(for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$25,000) to (design the atrium security screens and 
to extend the contract through Dec. 31, 1993. 

II. Authorizat ion for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Carl Cheng for an 
amount not to exceed $22,600, to 1 ) upon design 
approval, fabricate and deliver the security 
screens, and 2) develop the design for the 
artistic treatment of the utility corridor. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Gallery 

Jason Tannen presented the work of four artists (and an 
alternate) whose work he proposes to exhibit between 
June 10 and July 17, 1993. The four artists whose work 
he presented for exhibition were: Robynn Smith, Brian 
Conery, Sarah Puckitt, and Sono Osato. He presented 
the work of Mark Henrich as an alternate in case one of 
the other four could not participate. 

ORDERED: Approval of an exhibition by Robynn Smith, 
Brian Conery, Sarah Puckitt and Sono Osato (with Mark 
Henrich as an alternate) at the Art Commission Gallery 
between June 10 - July 17, 1993. 
Moved: La Rocca/Demet r ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton reported that the Selection Panel for' the 
Richmond Recreation Center had met to interview the 
finalists for the Richmond Recreation Center. The vote 
was 4 to 2 (the project architects dissenting) in favor 
of the selection of Seyed Alavi. The community 
advisors also supported Mr. Alavi 's selection. 
However, the project architect, Bob Marquis, refused to 
work with Mr. Alavi, and Tim Lillyquist from the 
Recreation and Park Dept . has stated that he will not 
force his architect to work with an artist against his 
will. The other members of the Selection Panel want 
the process upheld. 



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Manton stated that the Committee had three options: 

1. Uphold the Panel's Recommendation to have Mr. 
Alavi collaborate with the architect. 

2. Select another artist to collaborate with the 
archi tec t . 

3. Select one or more artists to work on a project 
for the site, rather than as project 

co 1 laborators . 

The Committee heard the following testimony: 

Rene de Guzman, selection panel member, testified that 
he was disappointed that the opportunity to have this 
leading San Francisco artist work on a city building 
was being jeopardized. He reported that the panelists 
truly felt Mr. Alavi was the best choice, as did the 
community representatives. Mr. Alavi 's work is 
community based; he integrates their needs into his 
project. This approach is represented by the artist's 
recent installation at the New Museum in New York, and 
by recent murals executed in freeway overpasses in 
Oakland. The artist worked with kids to identify 
issues of importance to them for the murals. 

Mr. de Guzman said that the architect's judgement was 
based soley on the artist's presentation. He wanted to 
assure the Committee that this was not a "monster 
artist". He wanted to know how seriously the City was 
going to consider input of the panel and the Community. 

Manton reported that the panel consisted of Cher> 1 
Riley, Rene Yung, Rene d Guzman, Genny Lim, Bob Marquis 
and Hal Brandes. She reported that since a 
representative from Recreation and Parks could not 
attend, they gave their vote to the architects. The 
Advisory Panel members were Pat Kaussen, David Kroll, 
and Bob Nist. 

The Committee asked for the composition of the 
Selection Panel and advisors. Manton reported that she 
asked the panel to rank the artists on a 4 - 1 scale. 
She said the tally was as follows: 

Seyed Alav i : 15 

Martha Heavenston: 14 

Frances Butler: 12 

Ruth Asawa : 1 1 



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Commissioner Healy made the point that in the future, 
if a client could not attend a Selection Panel meeting, 
they would loose their vote. An agency cannot give 
their vote to the architect. 

Rene de Guzman again testified that the posture of Mr. 
Alavi's art made him the most qualified for the role of 
co-designer with an architect. 

Commissioner Lim testified that the panel thought that 
Mr. Alavi was most qualified for the job as conceptual 
des igner . 

Commissioner Demetrios asked what the panelists thought 
the Center would gain from a collaboration with this 
art i st . 

Rene de Guzman testified that it would be the element 
of community involvement and ownership. 

Pat Kaussen from the Richmond Neighborhood Center 
testified that it would be bringing in the element of a 
conceptual artist, who would contribute a new view of 
how we live our lives, and bring different cultures and 
professions together. 

Bob Marquis, project architect, testified that 
collaboration on the project was still possible and 
would enhance the building. He has 30 years of 
experience of collaborating with artists and supports 
the idea of an artist as co-designer. But, he reported 
that Jill Manton had assured him that the artist 
selected would be someone he could work with. 

He said that the artists must be kindred spirits to 
work together. And even if hie is completely wrong 
about Seyed Alavi, he feels he cannot relate to that 
artist. He emphasized that he could work with any of 
the other finalists. 

He said that he couldn't work with Seyed because his 
work was totally conceptual and would not be right for 
the building. He also did not believe that the work 
would be appropriate for the community. 

He said he was under instructions from the client to 
accept any compromise the Committee wanted to put 
forward. He admitted that other than the initial 



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interview, he had not sat down and talked to the artist 
about what his ideas might be for the building. He 
said he objected to the artist's work at the initial 
screening . 

Jill Manton showed slides of Seyed Alavi's work. Bob 
Marquis reviewed the current status of the building 
design . 

The Committee suggested that the architect sit down 
with the artist, three of the Visual Arts Committee 
members, and the client within a week to at least 
discuss some ideas. 

Commissioner Healy appointed Commissioners Demetrios, 
LaRocca and herself to attend. Commissioner Lim would 
attend as an alternate. 

Commissioner LaRocca stated that the architect has to 
be assured that the artist has the maturity to 
understand materials and that the work has to be 
permanent. He said that you can't force people 
together . 

ORDERED: a meeting between members of the Visual Arts 
Committee and artist Seyed Alavi, architect Bob 
Marquis, and a representative from the Dept. of 
Recreation and Parks to explore the ability of the 
artist and architect to work together on the Richmond 
Recreation Center. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Firestation #37 

Artist Wang Po Sho presented his model of his artwork 
on the facade elevation of Firestation #37, as well as 
a prototype of the tuning fork, sphere, and copper 
"envelope". Chris Bigelow, the project architect, 
reported to the Commissioners that he felt that the 
envelope should be stretched more to provide more of a 
sense of movement. The Committee directed the Artist 
and the Architect to continue to refine that part of 
the sculptural relationship. 

ORDERED: Approval of the progress of the design of the 
art enrichment project for Fire Station #37, with the 
understanding that the Artist and Architect will 



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continue to work together to further refine the 
sculptural relationships. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Proposed Public Art for 235 Pine Associates 

Karen Ringlien, of SPP-LET Associates, and Thomas Marsh 
presented Thomas Marsh's sculpture proposal for the 
open space area around 235 Pine. The Commission had 
previously approved a proposal for the site by the late 
Joan Brown. Karen Ringiien reported that her company 
had tried to carry through with that project after Ms. 
Brown's death, but had not received any response from 
the f ami ] y . 

The proposal by Thomas Marsh also used the theme of 
Ohlone Native Americans. He propsed using a black 
granite column on which he would install 11 bronze 
plaques with images and text about the Ohlones. 
Comments from the Committee included the following 
observations: the column was too funereal; the flat 
top was awkward; the polished granite blended too much 
with the rest of Montgomery St. ; the plaques were too 
small and the materials were not integrated. The 
Committee suggested making the images larger and 
perhaps making the piece out of one material. 

The Committee directed the artist to re-study his 
proposal and return with a revised design. It also 
requested that SPP-LET Associates provide an accounting 
of the required percent- for-art funds. 

VI. Market St. 

Eleanor Beaton and lirett Cook presented Cook's revised 
design for his 2-part billboard series. 

ORDERED: Approval of Brett Cooks final billboai'd 
design for Market St. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Mission Police Station 

Jill Manton introduced (Jail Wittwer, who worked with 
Gary Dwyer to collect stories from residents around the 
Mission Police Station. She presented the proposed 
text and framing materials. The Committee agreed that 
the proposed framing materials and presentation of the 
text looked too formal and forbidding. They suggested 



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that the artist consider staggering the arrangement of 
the frames on the wal L , making the text and paper 
larger, and using a lighter weight frame, or using 
colored type . 

The Committee agreed to read the text so that it. could 
be approved under Committee reports at the next 
Commission meeting. 

VIII. Mission Branch Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the Selection Panel had 
recommended selection of the proposal submitted by 
Emmanuel Montoya. The Committee commented that they 
felt that the figures were too stereotyped, and should 
be re-studied. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Emmanuel Montoya's 
proposal for Mission Branch Library, with the 
stipulation that the artist re-study the figures and 
present to the Visual Arts Committee for further 
review; authorization for the Director of Cultural 
affairs to enter into contract for $15,500 with 
Emmanuel Montoya to design, fabricate and install a 
work of art at Mission Branch Library. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Main Library 

Susan Pontious reported that she had not yet received 
Lothar Baumgarten's design proposal. She requested 
approval of final payment on Alice Aycock's design 
development contract. 

ORDERED: Authorization to make final payment of $3,000 
on Alice Aycock's design development contract for the 
New Main Library. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Taravel Police Station 

Arthur Gonzalez presented a model of a portion of the 
"globe with animals" piece, and his revised design of 
the companion piece. The revised design featured 
animals drinking from a pond, which will tie sculptural, 
with a more 2-d imens ional frieze on the bottom 
depicting animals interacting with humans. He says the 
theme of the work is "protection", which relates to the 
Police model of "Serve and Protect". The artist stated 



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that he would work with a lower relief to make the work 
less vulnerable. 

ORDERED: Approval of Author Gonzalez's scale model and 
revised proposal for Taraval Police Station. 
Motion: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

XI. Waterfront Transportation Projects 

Jill Manton reported that the bids had come back for 
the Waterfront North Embarcadero. She said that the 
Contractor who was the low bidder for the project had 
bid very high on the Promenade Ribbon portion, pricing 
the project at $140 a square foot which made it more 
than $300,000 over budget. The next lowest bidder, who 
was only $100,000 higher than the winning bid, came in 
at $20 a square foot for the Promenade Ribbon. His bid 
gave us a $25,000 surplus. The signage project came in 
70% over budget. 

The CAO ' s office is insisting that the art project 
remain within its budget despite the fact that the 
overall Embarcadero project is within budget, and the 
Contractor is clearly overcharging for the Ribbon 
portion . 

Manton reported that if we deleted the Promenade Ribbon 
Project from the General Contractor's work, and re-bid 
it, we would be charged a 20% penalty, not to mention 
all the coordination headaches. 

It was agreed that Manton would try to arrange for both 
Ann Halstead from the Port and Anne Healy to meet with 
Rudy Nothenberg to negotiate an agreement for the 
Ribbon Project. 

She also reported that after reviewing the sample's for 
the signage project, Michael Manwaring has decided that 
he needs to modify his design to make bolder lines. 

XII. Old Business 

Commissioner Demetrios requested the language be 
drafted to insert into artist's contracts advising them 
of the City's right to remove, store, or deaccession 
their artwork. He would also like for the 
Commissioner's to have a draft of the Commissions 
deaccessioning policies before the May meeting. 



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The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
Items : 

A. Motion to accept Bruce Hasson's "Trolleys" into the 
civic art collection and approval of final payment to 
the artist. 

B. Authorization to enter into contract with Alice Aycock 
for $25,000 to produce construction documents for art 
enrichment projects for New Main Library 

C. Approval to apply to foundations for support of 1993-94 

Gallery program as follows: 

i. San Francisco Foundation for $5500 

ii. Christensen Fund for $10,000 

iii. Banyon Tree Foundation for $4500 

iv. Fleishacker Foundation for $4000 

v. Flintridge Foundation for $10500 

vi. LEF Foundation for $7500 

vii. G.A.G. Charitable Corporation for $4500 

viii.Gap Foundation for $6000 

ix. Horizons Foundation for $6500 

x. Langendorf Foundation for $5550 

xi. Pioneer Fund for $4000 

D. Approval of 1993-94 Gallery calendar 

E. Approval of $5,000 honorarium to artists Michael Alfe 
and Dru Kim for City Site project "Rocks on Stilts." 

F. Approval to spend $1,000 of Market Street Art in 
Transit Program funds to commission 5 artists to 
recommend possible art treatments for Muni platforms on 
Market Street. 

G. Approval to increase Carl Cheng's contract (#2810013) 
for the Sheriff's Facility by $4,000 (for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $25,000) to design the 
atrium security screens and to extend the contract 
through Dec. 31 , 1993. 

H. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Carl Cheng for an amount not 
to exceed $22,600, to 1) upon design approval , 



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fabricate and deliver the security screens, and 2) 
develop the design for the artist ic treatment of the 
utility corridor. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of an exhibition by Robynn Smith, 
Brian Conery, Sarah Puckitt and Sono Osato (with Mark 
Henrich as an alternate) at the Art Commission Gallery 
between June 10 - July 17, 1993. 
Moved: LaRocca/Deme t r ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of a mooting between members of the 
Visual Arts Committee and artist Seyed Alavi, architect 
Bob Marquis, and a representative from the Dept . of 
Recreation and Parks to explore the ability of the 
artist and architect to work together on the Richmond 
Recreation Center. 
Moved: Healy/Demet r ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the progress of the design of the 
art enrichment project for Fire Station #37, with the 
understanding that the Artist and Architect will 
continue to work together to further refine the 
sculptural relationships. 
Moved: Healy /Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of Brett Cooks final billboard design 
for Market St . 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Emmanuel Montoya's 
proposal for Mission Branch Library, with the 
stipulation that the artist re-study the figures and 
present to the Visual Arts Committee for further 
review; authorization for the Director of Cultural 
affairs to enter into contract for $15,500 with 
Emmanuel Montoya to design, fabricate and install a 
work of art at Mission Branch Library. 
Moved: Ileal y/Demefr i os 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Authorization to make final payment of 53,000 
on Alice Aycock's design development contract for the 
New Main Library. 
Moved: Ileal y/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Approval of Author Gonzalez's scale model and 
revised proposal for Taraval Police Station. 
Moved: Lim/haRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully Submitted 



Susan Pontious 

Curator 

Public Art Program 



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A G E N D A 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, May 19, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

ce: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda it 



MAYOR 

Ftonk M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 



3:00 I 



Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Art in Construction to execute Ann 
Hamilton's artisan plaster wall in the new- 
Main Library. 



Nancy Bechtle 
Aflstldes Demettlos 
Alonzo King 
WllOs Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Llm 

. Okamoto 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

CMc Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



3:05 II. 



3:35 III 



B. Approval of honoraria payment of $100 
each plus reimbursement of travel and 
perdiem expenses to airport art consultant 
finalists Roger Berry, Bob Nugent, Marc 
Pally, and Buster Simpson. 

C. Approval of Terry O. Wing, Flo Wong, 
Bonnie Ng, Mei Ling Horn, David Izu, and 
Commmiss ioner Lim as panelists for new 
Chinatown Park and Recreation Center. 

D. Approval of honorarium of $100 each to 
artists Robynn Smith, Brian Conery, Sarah 
Puckett, and Macr Henrich for participation 
in Art Commission Gallery exhibition in 
June-July, 1993. 

Airport 

Susan Pontious; Debra Lehane ; Freda, Koblick 
Approval of Airport Art Steering 
Committee's recommendation not to re- 
install Freda Koblick' s sculpture Night Sky 
at San Francisco International Airport 

Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of Carl Cheng's design of the 

security nets for the atrium spaces 



Gallery 

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3:40 IV. 



New Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

Review of Lothar Baumgarten proposal for 

the carving on the exterior of the library 



3:50 V. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of George Gonzalez' submittal of 
structural drawings and engineering 
calculations for Wu Xing Pavilion. 

3:55 VI. Market St. Art in Transit 

A) Eleanor Beaton, Rene Castro 

Request for approval of artwork for poster 
series by Rene Castro and Francisco 
Alarcon to be displayed on Gannett kiosks 

B) Eleanor Beaton, Lisa Scola; Thomas 
Prosek 

Request for approval of design for 
"Monument Marker" sculptures 

4:15 . Mission District Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Review of Gary Dwyer's revised proposal for 
framing and installation of 14 storeis. 

4:25 VIII. Fire Stations 24, 44 

Susan Pontious; Chris Bigelow 
Approval of art plan 

4:30 IX. Historical and Interpretive Signage 
Jill Manton 
Review of Image adjustments 

4:40 X. Millbrae Water Facility 
Tonia Macneil 
Presentation of project guidelines 

4:50 XI New Art Enrichment 
Jill Manton 
Courthouse at Polk and McAllister 

5:00 XII. Old Business 

5:05 XIII. New Business 

5:10 Adjournment 



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MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
MAY 19, 1993 



Commissioners Present : 

Anne Healy 

Aristedes Demetrios (departed after Item VII) 

Genny Lim (arrived during item II) 

Robert LaRocca (arrived during item II) 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Healy 
President 

John Krlken 
vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Arlstldes Demetrios 
Abnzo King 
WIIDs Kirk 

ert F. LaRocca 




EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

1 55 Grove Sheet 

(4151 554-9682 




Staff Present : 
Joanne Chow Winship 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 

Item I was discussed for purposes of information only due to 
lack of quorum. 

I. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil provided information on new art enrichment at 
the Millbrae Water Facility. Three new buildings are planned 
and an existing headquarters building will be renovated. 
The art enrichment budget has not yet been determined but 
may be as high as $400,000. 

The project architect has expressed interest in having an 
artist on board for the conceptual development phase. 

Staff has met with the client and project architect and 
outlined potential art opportunities. The new Water Control 
Laboratory building and exterior open spaces are the most 
promising . The use of running water in an artistic 
solution was urged by the Water Department staff. 

Staff will conduct an open competition. Commissioner 
Demetrios expressed the need for an artist who is able to 
conceptualize art possibilities within the context of 
architectural development. Staff will actively recruit 
artist candidates who would be an appropriate match to the 
conceptual requirements of the project. 

Staff proposed that the artist selection be carried out in 
two phases. In the first phase an artist or artists team 
will work on conceptutal design level with the design/ 
engineering team. In the second phase, as defined by 
conceptual design, there will be additional opportunities 



for artist commissions and specific projects. 

Commissioner Demetrios voiced the need for planning so that 
mechanical costs associated with running water be allocated 
to the architecture rather than the art budget. 

Commissioner Demetrios will be the Commission liaison for 
this project. 

II. Airport 

There was no action on the the Airport Steering Committee's 
recommendation not to re-install the Freda Koblick sculpture 
"Night Sky" at SF International Airport. Freda Koblick was 
unable to attend the meeting and submitted a letter for the 
Committee's consideration. Ms Koblick's lawyer has 
requested a chance to address the Committee next month. 

III. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the consent calendar with amendments 
to items A. and C. as follows: 

A. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Art in Construction, in the 
amount $125,000, to execute Ann Hamilton's artisan plaster 
wall in the New Main Library. 

B. Approval of honoraria payment of $100 each plus 
reimbursement of travel and per diem expenses to airport art 
consultant finalists Roger Berry, Bob Nugent, Marc Pally, 
and Buster Simpson. 

C. Approval of Terry O. Wing, Flo Wong, Bonnie Ng, David 
Izu, Johanna Poethig, Martha Heavanston, and Commissioner 
Lim as panelists for Chinatown Park and Recreation Center, 

D. Approval of honoraria of $100 each to artists Robynn 
Smith, Brian Conery, Sarah Puckett, and Marc Heinrich for 
participation in Art Commission Gallery exhibition in June- 
July, 1993. 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious showed plans for Luther Baumgarten's 
commission which deals with the proportional relationship of 
text to a page using the model of the golden mean and takes 
the form of a 9 x 15 foot rectangular granite piece on the 
library's Grove Street exterior. The granite rectangle is 
currently shown by the architects as being three 5' x 9' 
panels because it was staff understanding from the quarry 
that the boulders from which the panels are cut will not 
accommodate a larger size. Susan Pontious expressed her 
concern about the manner in which the panel seam intersected 
the artist's drawing. She reported that she had sent the 



artist's drawing to the architects with an inquiry as to 
whether or not the panels could be cut large enough not to 
intersect the artist's design in such an awkward manner. 

V. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious reported on developments with both the George 
Gonzalez and Hilda Shum Commissions. Gonzalez has completed 
his structural design for "Wu Xing Pavilion". However the 
project manager, Phyllis Harding, has rejected his design 
for the interior (which was previously approved by the Art 
Commission) because it does not meet her need for a potting 
shed and activity center, and has requested that the artist 
revise his design. Debra Lehane expressed concern that the 
site could be confused as a recreational space when it is a 
commissioned art project. Furthermore, costs associated 
with Oshpod review of the design have been posted to the art 
budget . 

Hilda Shum has been commissioned, and is under contract, to 
design three pieces, a hanging piece in the lobby, a light 
sculpture at the building entrance, and a series of column 
murals in the day rooms. Susan Pontious advised that Ms. 
Harding now favors commissioning a new artist for the lobby. 
The Director of Cultural Affairs has written a letter 
explaining that the Art Commission does not have the 
administrative funds or resources to commission another 
artist nor can we involve another artist and still meet the 
project design schedule. 

The Visual Arts Committee directed the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to write a letter to the Hospital Chief re-affirming 
that the design of the Gonzalez work "Wu Xing Pavilion" has 
been approved by the Art Commission, and that artist Shum is 
under contract for three pieces. The Committee also 
indicated that art enrichment funds should not be used to 
pay OSHPOD. 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

A. Rene Castro/Francisco Alarcon poster project 
Rene Castro presented a series of seven new works created 
for the Market Street kiosks: "Twin Peaks", "The City", 
"yerba Buena", "Gold Mountain", "Market Street Blues", 
"Soother", "We're One". Francisco has written new poems in 
response to Market Street, and Rene has developed graphic 
images to complement the text. Eleanor Beaton raised the 
possibility of presenting some of the texts in Spanish. 
Commissioner Lim suggested that the text for the poem "Gold 
Mountain" be presented in Chinese characters. 

ORDERED: Approval of artwork by Rene Castro and Francisco 
X. Alarcon for poster series on Market Street kiosks. 



Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Monument Markers 

Lisa Scola and Thomas Prosek presented their revised design 
for two sculptures to be temporarily installed on the Market 
Street sidewalk. Eleanor Beaton noted that Laura Riggs has 
withdrawn from the team. The sculptures will frame views to 
two landmarks: the Ferry Building and St. Mary's Cathedral. 
In the new design, viewing windows on all three sides of the 
sculpture have been replaced by binoculars. The artists 
presented a prototype of the binocular viewer and models of 
the sculpture showing the sheetmetal material covering. The 
artists also advised that the Monument Marker facing the 
Ferry Building does not provide a clear view to the 
landmark, but is obstructed by trees and signage, thus the 
viewing window would show a photograph of the monument 
rather than the real image. 

The Committee discussed the use of binoculars in the revised 
design and whether the effect would be forbidding rather 
than inviting to the passerby on the street. The artists 
were directed to consider another design approach, possibly 
using slits rather than projections. The Committee 
recommended that the artists make a fullscale model, placed 
on the street to see how it functions. The Committee also 
requested that the artists eliminate the Ferry Building 
monument because of the obscured view, and select an 
alternative monument where a clear vista can be attained. 
The artists budget should be re-evaluated for feasibility. 



VII. Mission Police Station 

Gail Wittwer showed several alternative presentation methods 
for the framing of "14 Stories". Commissioners favored the 
metallic silver frame, to evoke the reference to the story 
of dancing stars, and 20 point type with blue ink. 
Placement on the wall should be staggered. 

ORDERED: Approval of silver frames, text printed in 20 point 
type in blue ink, installed in staggered formation for 
presentation of "14 Stories" in Mission Police Station. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 

Vote: Ayes: Healy, Lim, Demetrios 
Nayes: LaRocca 

VIII. Firestations # 24, 44 

Susan Pontious showed the plans for the two firestations, 
and conveyed that the facades provide the only available 
site for artwork. The project architect has recommended 
that one artist be commissioned for both projects because of 



the limited budget of $17,000 for each project. Ms. 
Pontious noted however that the context and neighborhoods 
for each firestation is different. The Committee 
recommended commissioning two artists, one for each project. 

Ms. Pontious also asked for approval of guest panelist 
Mildred Howard to serve on the panel for both projects. 

ORDERED: Approval of art plan for Firestations # 24 and 

#44 and for Mildred Howard to serve as panelist for both 

projects . 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 

Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Historical and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton displayed a mock-up showing adjustments that 
have been made to the image of Fremont, which enlarge the 
face and increase the thickness of the lines. 

Commissioners discussed the historical approach to the 
project, and expressed strong feelings that there should be 
representations of more women and inclusion of historical 
elements to encompassed periods before and after the Gold 
Rush. The text and imagery for the North and King Street 
segments of the Embarcadero is still being prepared and 
these concerns will be taken into consideration. 

X. Courthouse at Polk and MacAllister. 

Jill Manton provided background on this new art enrichment 
project. The project is on a fast track schedule and to 
expedite the process, a number of artist opportunities have 
been identified by staff. These include: 

* bas relief on the entry doors 

* mosaic, terrazzzo work in the lobby 

* sculptural elements on the ceilings and in the stairways 

* fenestration 

* sculptural lighting or wall sconces 

* murals in courtrooms 

* artist working with architects on design of public spaces 

Commissioner Healy also suggested that possibilities for 
artist-designed furniture be considered. 

The project has a $750,000 budget. 

Ms. Manton recommended the following as panelists: Renny 
Pritikin, director of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for 
the Arts; Amalia Mesa-Bains, former Art Commissioner; Keith 
Morrison, Dean of the S.F. Art Institute; Connie Lewallen, 
newly appointed to the Gerbode Foundation to coordinate a 
series of long term temporary public art projects; Linda 



Blumberg, Director of Capp Street Project. Commissioner 
Healy will serve as Commission liaison. A limited 
competition will be conducted for the first phase only, due 
to the fast-track nature of the project, so that an artist 
can be brought on board as a member of design team. All 
other competitions will be publicly announced. Panelists 
will be asked to nominate potential artist candidates. 

ORDERED: Approval to conduct a limited competition for the 
first phase of art enrichment for the new Courthouse 
building, to be followed by a second phase open competition, 
and approval of Renny Pritikin, Amalia Mesa-Bains Keith 
Morrison, Connie Lewallen, and Linda Blumberg as potential 
panelists . 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

XI. Old Business 

Jill Manton reported that Curatorial Staff recently toured 
Moscone Center to consider options for art enrichment. 
Staff will prepare a report of their recommendations to be 
brought to the Visual Art Committee next month. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
Items : 

A. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Art in Construction, in 
the amount of $125,000, to execute Ann Hamilton's 
artisan plaster wall in the New Main Library. 

B. Approval of honoraria payment of $100 each plus 
reimbursement of travel and per diem expenses to 
airport art consultant finalists Roger Berry, Bob 
Nugent, Marc Pally, and Buster Simpson. 

C. Approval of Terry 0. Wing, Flo Wong, Bonnie Ng, 
David Izu, Johanna Poethig, Martha Heavanston and 
Commissioner Lim as panelists for Chinatown Park 
and Recreation Center. 

D. Approval of honoraria of $100 each to artists 
Robynn Smith, Brian Conery, Sarah Puckett, and Marc 
Heinrich for participation in Art Commission 
Gallery exhibition in June-July, 1993. 

2. ORDERED: Approval of artwork by Rene Castro and 
Francisco X. Alarcon for poster series on Market Street 
kiosks . 

Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of silver frames, printed in 20 point 
type in blue ink, installed in staggered formation for 



presentation of "14 Stories" in Mission Police Station. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 

Vote: Ayes: Healy, Lim Demetrios 
Nayes : LaRocca 

ORDERED: Approval of art plan for Firestations # 24 and 
#44 and for Mildred Howard to serve as panelist for 
both projects. 
Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval to conduct a limited competition for 
the first phase of art enrichment for the new 
Courthouse building, to be followed by a second phase 
open competition, and approval of Renny Pritikin, 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Keith Morrison, Connie Lewallen and 
Linda Blumberg as potential panelists. 
Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully Submitted: 



Eleanor W. Beaton 
Curator 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 

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REVISED AGENDA 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of application guidelines 
and budget of $100,000 for Market 
Street Art in Transit Program Cycle 
Three. 



B. Approval of Nayland Blake as a 
selection panelist for the General 
Hospital Garden Project. 

C. Approval of the relocation, at the 
expense of the Water Department, of 
the sculpture by Joe Slusky titled 
Calypso from the Millbrae Offices to 
the lobby of the Ozone Generators 
Plant at the San Andreas Water 
Treatment Facility. 

D. Approval of mural designs by Johanna 
Poethig . 



3:10 



Main Library 

Susan Pontious, Ann Hamilton, Kathy Page 

and Nancy Musser 

A. Presentation of artists' revised 

proposal for the diagonal core wall 

of the library. 



b, 




Report on the status of Lothar 
Baumgarten's proposal. 



3:40 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious, Debra Lehane , David 

Tucker 

A. Approval of Airport Art Steering 
Committee's recommendation not to 
re-install Freda Koblick's 
sculpture, "Night Sky" into the 
rotunda area of the North Terminal 



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B. Approval of Roger Berry as the 

artist who will work with staff and 
the Airport Art Steering Committee 
to develop a masterplan for the 
airport art program. 

4:00 IV. New Sheriff's Facility 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of Carl Cheng's design for 
security screens for the atriums. 

4:10 V. Art Commission Gallery 
Jason Tannen 

Approval of the Art commission Gallery 
1993-1994 Exhibition Calendar. 

4:30 VI. Market Street 
Eleanor Beaton 

A. Approval of Artwork by Su-Chen Hung 
and Gigi Janchang for a poster 
series on the Gannet kiosks. 

B. Presentation of revised model of 
"Monument Markers" by Lisa Scola and 
Thomas Prosek. 

4:45 VII. Muni Metro Traffic Islands 
Jill Manton 
Approval of new project guidelines. 

5:00 VIII. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 
Phase II start up. 

5:15 IX. Old Business 

X. New Business 

XI. Adjournment 




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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1993 



Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Aris Demetrios 
Robert LaRocca 
Genny Lim 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 



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Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of application guidelines and budget 
of $100,000 for Market Street Art in Transit 
Program Cycle Three. 

6. Approval of Nayland Blake as a selection 
panelist for the General Hospital Garden 
Project . 



Approval of the relocation, at the expense of 
the Water Department, of the sculpture by Joe 
Slusky titled Calypso from the Millbrae 
Offices to the lobby of the Ozone Generators 
Plant at the San Andreas Water Treatment 
Facility. 




D. Approval of Mural Designs by Johanna Poethig 
for 222 Leavenworth Street and De Avila 
School . 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar 

MOVED: Commissioner LaRocca 
SECONDED: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Main Library/Report on Status of Lothar Baumgarten 
Project 

Susan Pontious reported that she has been working 
with Lothar Baumgarten and the staff of Pei, Fried 
and Cobb to resolve issues regarding the Zimbabwe 
Black Granite which will be carved with the 
artist's design. They have been unable to locate 
vendors to produce a single slab of stone to 
accommodate the entire design. The size of the 



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stone is limited by the cutting and finishing 
equipment available, as a result there will be two 
1/8" horizontal seams interfering with the proposed 
design. 

The Committee agreed that the division of the 
drawing by the panel seams was not acceptable, and 
directed that the artist had two options: 1) locate 
a larger stone and a finisher who could handle it; 
or 2 ) reconfigure the drawing to accomodate the 
necessary seams. 

III. Main Library/Revised Proposal by Anne Hamilton for 
Diagonal Core Wall 

Anne Hamilton presented samples of annotated cards 
from the card catalog which will form the surface 
of diagonal core wall. The card catalog is being 
replaced by a computer catalog. Quotations from 
the sited books will be hand-written on each 
catalog card, recalling the intimate experience of 
the reader with the book. The annotated cards, 
which will be imbedded in a surface of plaster, 
will preserve the use of the human hand and the 
marks of individual vs. mechanical reproduction. 

Nancy Musser, Chief Librarian, and Kathy Page 
indicated their support of the artist's concept. 
The library staff will be involved in selecting the 
books and quotations. 

ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Anne 
Hamilton for the Diagonal Core Wall of the new 
Main Library which utilizes annotated cards 
from the card catalogs imbedded in artisan 
plaster . 

MOVED: Commissioner Demetrios 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Airport/Freda Koblick Sculpture 

Debra Lehane distributed a staff report which had 
been reviewed and approved by artist Freda Koblick. 
The staff report was a summary of the terms 
discussed by Debra Lehane and Commissioner 
Demetrios with Freda Koblick concerning the removal 
of her piece Night Sky from the United Hub area of 
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Steering Commiteee ' s recommendation not to re- 
install the piece at the airport. See resolution 
for the specific terms of the agreement. The 
Airport must approve the agreement and provide 
funding for the marketing materials, the 
cleaning/restoration of Night Sky, staff's time to 
oversee the project and purchase of the proposed 
acquisition if accepted. The artist will be asked 
to sign a statement releasing the Art Commission 
from any future legal action concerning Night Sky 
if the terms are followed by the Art Commission. 

ORDERED: Approval of the following terms of 
agreement with the artist Fred Koblick: 

1 ) The Art Commission will provide 
photographic and written documentation 
approved by the artist of Night Sky, for 
installion near the previous location of 
the art work. 

2 ) The Art Commission will make a good 
faith effort to find a suitable public 
location for Night Sky in the Bay Area. 

3 ) Night Sky will be cleaned and 
restored before marketing the piece. 

4) An alternate work by Freda Koblick 
will be presented to the Airport Steering 
Committee and the Visual Art Committee 
for possible acquisition. 

Approval of the terms are contingent upon 
approval and funding by the Airport Art 
Steering Committee and upon Freda Koblick 
signing a release of the Art Commission 
from any future claims in relation to 
Night Sky. 

MOVED: Commissioner Demetrios 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Airport/Airport Art Master Plan 

Susan Pontious requested that the Committee approve 
the Airport Steering Committee's recommendation of 
artist Roger Berry to work on the art master plan 
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Roger Berry will be the lead artist but will have a 
budget to bring in outside consultants during the 
planning process. 

The Visual Art Committee recommended that the 
composition of the Steering Committee be re- 
examined. Pontious will draft several scenarios as 
to the shaping of the Steering Committee for 
discussion. It was proposed that membership of the 
Steering Committee be expanded. 

A tour of the south Terminal will take place on 
August 5 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of evaluating 
the existing collection. 

ORDERED: Approval of Roger Berry to work in 
collaboration with other artists, staff and 
the Airport Arts Steering Committee on the 
master plan of the New Terminal. Additional 
consultants hired by Berry will be paid out of 
his expense budget. In selecting outside 
consultants, consideration should be given to 
the 3 other artists who were finalists for 
Berry's position. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval to pay a consulting fee to 
Roger Berry to assist in the assessment of the 
South Terminal Collection, amount to be 
determined by staff. 

MOVED: Commissioner Demetrios 
SECONDED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. New Sheriff's Facility/Security Nets for Atrium 
Spaces 

Susan Pontious presented Carl Cheng's designs for 
security nets inside the atrium spaces. One space 
will be used as a meditation space; programming of 
the other space is yet to be determined. The 
artist proposes a domed shaped net in the 
meditation atrium and a tent shape for the other 
space . 



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ORDERED: Approval of designs by Carl Cheng 
for security screens in the atrium spaces of 
the new Sheriff's Facility. 

MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
SECONDED: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen presented the calender of exhibitions 
for the 1993-1994 year. The exhibitions were 
primarily developed through an open call for 
proposals. 249 proposals were made by 382 artists, 
of which 31 proposals were selected, for a total of 
12% of those submitted. 

The schedule includes 5 to 6-week visual art 
exhibitions, interspersed with short-term exhibits 
and events including a temporary artists store in 
cooperation with the Street Artists Program and 
relating to other city events and institutions 
including the San Francisco Fair, the Jazz Festival 
and a collaboration with the Mexican Museum. The 
Committee suggested a show of public art maquettes 
during the August 1994 Sculpture Conference. 

ORDERED: Approval of the schedule of exhibits 
for the 1993-1994 calendar year, with the 
inclusion of a maquette show during the August 
1994 Sculpture Conference, and contingent upon 
a discussion of the word "Mentor" in the title 
of the May 5-June 11 1994 Chain Reaction show. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII. Market Street/Poster Series: Su-Chen Hung and Gigi 
Janchang 

Su-Chen Hung presented the photographic images and 
text proposed for the next poster series. Text 
will be superimposed on the images, in contrasting 
values. The Committee expressed concern over the 
ability to read superimposed type, and the 
readability of the titles, and requested a mockup 
of both vertical and horizontal formats. 



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IX. Market Street/Monument Marker 

Lisa Scola and Thomas Prosek returned to the 
Committee to present a full-scale mock-up of their 
proposal for a sculpture from which to view 
prominent city landmarks from Market Street. Jill 
Manton asked the Commissioners to review the 
proposal after considering the issues identified in 
the staff report. The first viewing site will 
focus on St. Mary's Cathedral; after six months, 
the sculpture may be relocated and directed toward 
the Chinatown Gate. 

The steel plate kiosk and its location must still 
be reviewed and approved by ISCOT, and additional 
funds may be required to obtain a use permit. 

ORDERED: Approval of design by Lisa Scola and 
Thomas Prosek for a monument marker to be 
located temporarily on Market Street. 

MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
SECONDED: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

X. Muni Metro Traffic Islands/New Project 

Jill Manton reported that the Commission has been 
invited by Muni to provide art work for two new 
boarding islands planned for the "M" Line on 19th 
Avenue. Manton proposed that the San Francisco 
State University Art Department be involved in the 
project, as the boarding islands are near the 
University. Professors Leonard Hunter and Sheila 
Ghidini will work with students to design lighting, 
canopies, seating, shelters, fence treatments, etc. 
The designs will be implemented by Muni. Staff is 
currently drafting a budget to include design fees 
and administration costs. 

ORDERED: Approval of project guidelines, 
including the concept of working with 
professors and students of San Francisco State 
on the design of boarding islands for the Muni 
"M" line. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton presented the recommendation of the 
Public Art Program regarding the location and focus 
of additional art work for Moscone Convention 
Center. Two sites were proposed: the marquee on 
the exterior of the new Moscone North lobby and 
possibly other parts of Howard Street and the west- 
facing terrace of the Esplanade Ballroom. 
Commissioners requested a tour of the Moscone site 
before discussing any of the recommendations. 

XII. Old Business. 

A. Market Street/People Feeder 

Jill Manton reported on the progress of this 
project and referred to Eleanor Beaton's staff 
report on this item. Apart from a very minor design 
change for structural purposes, Jill apprised the 
Commissioners of some of the potential obstacles 
facing the implementation of the project. She 
called upon the Commissioners for their support and 
assistance in the future if a meeting is scheduled 
to discuss this with some of the Market Street 
organizations . 

Commissioner Demetrios expressed his concern that 
while he supported a project like this, he wanted 
to be certain that it did not consume an inordinate 
amount of staff time. 

B. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton reported that both she and Commissioner 
Demetrios had recently attended a meeting with 
artist Seyed Alavi and architects Bob Marquis and 
Hal Brandes. Seyed has selected a particular site 
on which he will focus and this has met with the 
basic agreement of the architects. The site is the 
pathway that leads from the parking lot to the 
building entry. A meeting will soon be scheduled 
with the landscape architect at which time the 
artist will communicate and visually express some 
of his conceptual ideas for this area. The 
Commissioners directed staff to carefully monitor 
the project and asked that staff be present at as 
many artist/architect meetings as possible. 



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C. Promenade Ribbon/North Embarcadero 
Jill Manton reported that the project's deficit 
would be somewhat reduced because of an 
architectural credit for the concrete, gravel and 
fill that would have been required if the ribbon 
were not part of the project. In addition, the 
ISTEA grant will also greatly contribute to the 
reduction of our deficit. She reported that she is 
continuing to work closely with the staff of the 
WTP to identify any and all options regarding the 
implementation of the project. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent 
Calendar items: 

A. Approval of application guidelines and budget 
of $100,000 for Market Street Art in Transit 
Program Cycle Three. 

B. Approval of Nayland Blake as a selection 
panelist for the General Hospital Garden 
Project . 

C. Approval of the relocation, at the expense of 
the Water Department, of the sculpture by Joe 
Slusky titled Calypso form the Millbrae Offices to 
the lobby of the Ozone Generators Plant at the San 
Andreas Water Treatment Facility. 

D. Approval of Mural Designs by Johanna Poethig 
for 222 Leavenworth Street and De Avila School. 
MOVED/SECONDED : LaRocca/Demetrios 

VOTE: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Anne 
Hamilton for the Diagonal Core Wall of the new Main 
Library utilizing annotated cards from the card catalogs 
imbedded in artisan plaster. 

MOVED/SECONDED : Demetrios/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of the following terms of 
agreement with the artist Fred Koblick: 

1 ) The Art Commission will provide 
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approved by the artist of Night Sky, for 
installion near the previous location of 
the art work. 

2) The Art Commission will make a good 
faith effort to find a suitable public 
location for Night Sky in the Bay Area. 

3 ) Night Sky will be cleaned and 
restored before marketing the piece. 

4) An alternate work by Freda Koblick 
will be presented to the Airport Steering 
Committee and the Visual Art Committee 
for possible acquisition. 

Approval of the terms are contingent upon approval and 
funding by the Airport Art Steering Committee and upon 
Freda Koblick signing a release of the Art Commission 
from any future claims in relation to Night Sky. 

MOVED/SECONDED : Demetrios/LaRocca 

VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of Roger Berry to work in 
collaboration with other artists, staff and the Airport 
Arts Steering Committee on the master plan of the New 
Terminal. Additional consultants hired by Berry will be 
paid out of his expense budget. In selecting outside 
consultants, consideration should be given to the 3 
other artists who were finalists for Berry's position. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Healy/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval to pay a consulting fee to Roger 
Berry to assist in the assessment of the South Terminal 
Collection. Amount to be determined by staff. 

MOVED/ SECONDED: Demetrios/Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Approval of designs by Carl Cheng for 
security screens in the atrium spaces of the new 
Sheriff's Facility. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval of the schedule of exhibitions 
for the 1993-1994 calendar year, with the inclusion of a 
maquette show during the August, 1994 sculpture 



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conference, and contingent upon a discussion of the word 
"Mentor" in the title of the May 5-June 11 1994 Chain 
Reaction show. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Healy/LaRocca 

VOTE: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of design by Lisa Scola and 
Thomas Prosek for a monument marker to be located 
temporarily on Market Street. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of project guidelines for a new 
public art project, including the concept of working 
with professors and students of San Francisco State on 
the design of boarding islands for the Muni "M" line. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 



tfully submitted, 




Tonia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 

June 16, 1993 



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AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 



Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 
415-554 9682 



Consent Calendar 

A. Approval to pay Mildred Howard $50 
per 1/2 day of service as a 
selection panelist for Fire Stations 
ff24 and *44. 



Approval of 1) Jaap Bongers, 
Elizabeth Raybee , Elizabeth Saltos, 
Horace Washington and the team of 
Regina Jepson and Rennea Losada, as 
finalists for Fire Stations »24 and 
#44 and 2 ) approval to pay each a 
$250 honorarium for site proposals. 

Approval of Secession Gallery 
exhibition "On Route". 

Approval of mural projects proposed 
by Susan Cervantes and Miranda 
Bergman : 

1. 6th Street Sunnyside Hotel. 

2. San Francisco Women's Building. 

3. Rafael Weil School. 

Approval of Chinatown Youth Center 
Mural designed by Dennis Tanajuchi 
of Japan Arts Media, of the North 
Beach Housing Project. 




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Approval of grant to Mural Resource 
Center to administer a Mural Project 
for Embarcadero Construction Fence, 
contingent upon receipt of funding 
from the PUC . 



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G. Approval to apply, accept and expend 
funds from ISTEA for the Embarcadero 
Signage Project. 

H. Acceptance of "Spine", by 

Christopher Sproat into the Civic 
Art Collection and authorization to 
make final payment to the artist on 
contract #2820018. 

I. Approval of either Ann Chamberlain, 
Julianne Frizzell or Marsha Tanner 
as a selection panelist for the 
Hospital Garden Project. 

J. Approval of Donna Graves and either 
Lorraine Garcia-Nakada , Karen 
Tsugimoto, Stephen Nash, Larry 
Andrews or Peter Rodriguez as 
selection panelists for the Millbrae 
Water Facility. 

3:10 II. Sheriffs Facility 

Susan Pontious, Vicki Scuri, Lt. Michael 
LaVigne 

A. Approval of Vicki Scuri ' s seating 
design for the new Sheriff's 
facility. 

B. Approval of an increase of Vicki 
Scuri ' s current contract #2810010 by 
$7,580 to cover seating design fee 
and fabric costs , for a total 
contract amount of $23,200. 

C. Authorization to the Director to 
enter into contract with Vicki Scuri 
for $20,800 to fabricate and deliver 
artist-designed seating for the 
Sheriff's facility. 

3:30 III. Hospital Garden Project 

Susan Pontious 

Request appointment of VAC liaison 

to Selection Panel. 



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3:35 IV. Market Street 
Eleanor Beaton 

A. Approval of revised project proposal 
for Susan Steinman project: "Urban 
Apple Orchard" . 

B. Approval of Su-Chen Hung/Gigi 
Janchang poster design for Gannett 
kiosks . 

3:50 V. Taraval Police Station 
Tonia Macneil, Gary Hoy 

Approval of revised proposal by Arthur 
Gonzalez . 

4:00 VI. 5th and Mission Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil 

Approval of final design of glass panels 

by Narcissus Quagliata 

4:05 VII. Moscone Convention Center 
Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of site profile, discussion 
of site and program possibilities and 
timeline . 

4:20 VIII. New Courthouse Project 
Jill Manton 

Progress report. Approval of additional 
jurors . 

4:30 IX. Embarcadero Gateway 
Jill Manton 
Project status report, discussion. 

4:40 X. Muni "M" Line 
Jill Manton 
Discussion re: project status. 

XI. New Business 

4:45 International Sculpture Conference 

Discussion of Commission role. 

5:15 Sculpture Master Plan 

Discussion 

5:45 XII. Adjournment 



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SAN FRANCISCO A RT COMMISSION 



Fran* m Iorpan 



MINUTES TO VISUM, ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
JULY 21 , 1993 



(o m mi ss ioners Present 



Anne Hea 1 y 
Aristedes Uemetrios 
Robert La Roc c a 



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Staff Present. : 
Kleanor Beaton 
Jill Man t on 
Tonia Macne i J 
Debra Lehfine 
Joanne Chow Winship 



limZinni j_ Consent Calendar 

Ordered: Amend consent calendar items I and J to include 
ex officio members honorarium payment of $50 per half day. 




Moved : 
Vote: 



Demetrios/LaRocca 
Unan imous 



Ordered: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
items : 

A. Approval to pay Mildred Howard $50 per 1/2 

day of ser\ice as a selection panelist for 

Fire Stations #24 and #44. 





TROCRAMS 


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Community Arts 




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APHONY COHORTS 


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ARI Commission Gaviirv 

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415 554 9682 




Approval of 1 ) Jaap Bongers, Elizabeth 
Raybee, Elizabeth Saltos, Horace Washington 
and the team of Regina Jepson and Rennea 
Losada, as finalists for Fire Stations #24 
and #44 and 2) approval to pay each a $250 
honorarium for site proposals. 

Approval of Secession Gallery 
exhibition "On Route". 

Approval of mural projects proposed 
by Susan Cervantes and Miranda 
Be rgman : 

1. 6th Street Sunnyside Hotel. 

2. San Francisco Women's Building. 

3. Rafael Weil School. 



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E. Approval of Chinatown \ouLh Center Mural 
designed by Dennis L'anajuchi of Japan Arts 
Media, of the North lieach Housing Project, 

F. Approval of grant to Mural Hesource 
Center to adininistei a Mural Project 
for hlmbarcadero Construction Fence, 
contingent upon receipt ot funding 

t rom the PUC. 

G. Approval to applj , accepl ami expend 
funds from I s I EA foi the Embarcadero 
Signage Project. 

II. Acceptance of "spine", by Christopher 

Sproal into I he Civic Art Collection and 
authorization to make final payment to the 
artist on contract *2820018. 

1. Approval of either Ann Chamberlain, 

Julianne FrizzelJ or Marsha 'fanner as a 
selection panelist for the Hospital Garden 
Project and payment o I honorarium of $50 
pe r half day . 

J. Approval of Donna Graves and either 

Lorraine Garcia-Nakada , Karen Isujimoto, 
Stephen Nash, Larry Andrews or Peter 
Rodriguez as selection panelists for the 
Mi 11 brae water Facility and payment of 
honorarium of $50 per- half day. 

Moved: LaKocca/Demet r i os 
Vote : Unari imous 

I 1 . Sheri ff ' s Faci 1 i ty 

Vicki Scuri presented a model of her revised seat ing 
design for the lobby of the Sheriff's Facility. This 
design provides better circulat ion, addresses safety 
concerns, and adds Landscaping elements. I In- revised 
design has been approved by Sheriff LaV igne. 

ORDERED: Approval of Vicki Scuri 's seating design for the 
new Sheriff's Facility. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of an increase of Vicki Scuri ' s current 
contract ~2810010 by $7,580 to cover seating design fee 
and fabric costs , for a total contract, amount of S23,200. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 



Vote: 



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ORDERED: Authorization to the Director to enter into 

contract with Vicki Scuri tor $20,800 to fabricate and 

ilel Lver art ist-designed seating for the Sheriff's 

f ac i ] i ty . 

Moved : Ilea 1 y/LfiRoeca 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Hospital Garden Project 

.1 i 1 1 Man! on informed the Committee that, the project may 
not go forth although the commission has been publicly 
advert i s>>d and proposals have been received. The Bureau 
of Architecture has now questioned whether- the hospital 
renovat ion is exempt from percent-f o r — art participation; 
in add i I i on , the federal funding source f o r the 
const rue t ion may prohibit funding art enrichment. The 
matter has been taken to the City Attorney for resolution. 
Should art enrichment proceed, a Commission liaison will 
be needed . 

ORDERED: Appointment of Commissioner LaRocca as 
Commission liaison for the Hospital Garden Project. 
Moved: Heal y /Demet r i os 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Market Street Art in Transit 

A. "Urban Apple Orchard" 

Eleanor Beaton and Susan Steinman presented the artist's 
revised proposal concept for a temporary orchard of 
antique apples to be placed in the open space between the 
foot of Market. Street and the Ferry Building. The Port, 
which has .jurisdiction over this area, has indicated 
willingness to consider this installation, provided that 
the Sasaki design guidelines for the Embarcadero are 
adhered to . 

Commissioners were concerned about the planting layout and 
requested a model so that they can examine spacing and 
massing of the landscape elements. Concern for the 
viability of the apple trees in the waterfront environment 
was also expressed. 

ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal concept for "Urban 

Apple Orchard", provisional upon submission of a model, a 

photograph of the existing trees, and a detailed 

maintenance pLan. 

Moved: Hea 1 y /Demet r ios 

Vote: Unanimous 



B. 



Su-chen Hung/Cigi Janchang Poster Design 



The artists displayed revised mock-ups which show text of 
the posters. 

ORDERED: Approval of poster design by Su-Chen Hung and 

Gi gi Janchang . 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

V. Taraval Police Station 

City architect Gary Hoy explained that artist Arthur 
Gonzalez' previously approved design for two 12 foot 
ceramic relief murals to be displayed on both lobby walls 
had seemed overpowering. As a result, the artist 
proposed reducing the scale of the murals and creating a 
frieze 12" deep and 21' long circulating the lobby. The 
theme of the frieze will be human as protector. Ihe 
Committee approved the plan for the frieze contingent upon 
seeing a sample section before final execution. 

ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Arthur Gonzalez 
for the Taraval Police Station, contingent upon reviewing 
frieze sample before final execution. 
Moved: Healy/Demetr ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Moscone Convention Center 

Staff presented draft guidelines for the selection process 
and site definition of Moscone III. Jill Manton reported 
on the outcome of a site visit of Moscone with \isual Arts 
Committee members. The Committee concluded that a 
sculptural lighting element should be the focus of the art 
enrichment commission. Three potential zones have been 
identified for- placement of such a sculpture: Howard 
Street between Third ami Fourth; the marquee on Moscone 
North; and the existing lampposts on Howard Street. ["he 
CAO ' s Office has advised (hat no maintenance or operating 
monies will be available for art enrichment . 
Commissioners requested that a source of maintenance funds 
be identified. 

ORDERED: Approval of the guidelines for public art 
project at Moscone Center (Moscone 111) conditional upon 
identifying a source of maintenance and operational lands. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. New Courthouse Project 

Human Rights Commission has given preliminary approval for 
the artist selection process conditional upon adequate 
cultural representation on the selection Panel. Karen 



rsujimoto, Curator at the Oakland Museum, Dr. Woo, and 
Enrique Chagoya were suggested as possible panelists. 

ORDERED: Approval o (' Dr. William Woo, Karen Tsu.jimoto and 

Enrique Chagoya as potential panelists for the new 

Courthouse Project and approval of honorarium payment of 

$50 per ha] f day . 

Moved : Deme t r i os/LaRoeca 

Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Kmbarcadero Gateway 

Jill Manton reported that Mark DiSuvero has had difficulty 
obtaining a bond as required on contracts over $ 2 f> , , 
because he is not a licensed contractor. The City Risk 
Manager has evaluated the issue, and, in his view, the 
bond requirement is primarily for' protection on public- 
works projects and maj not be relevant to a sculpture 
project. The City Attorney allows that the Commission 
may consider waiving the bond requirement. 

An alternative to waiving 1 he bond requirement would be to 
pay the artist a design fee only. When the sculpture is 
completely fabricated, transported and installed, the Art 
Commission could purchase the scuJpture. Commissioner 
Ilemetrios outlined an additional option, recommending that 
the artist investigate the possibility of a life insurance 
policy which would provide the City the same protection as 
a bond . 

TX . Muni "M" L i ne 

Jill Manton reported that negotiations are in progress 
with the Utilities Engineering bureau to determine a final 
fee structure for artists' services for the M line desjgfi. 
In the meantime, Manton asked for preliminary payment to 
the artists to cover- production expenses for- a maquette. 

ORDERED: Approval of payment of S 1 , 500 each to Leonard 
Hunter and Sheila Ghidini for artist design services for 
Muni M line boarding islands. 
Moved: Heal y /Deme t r ios 
Vote : Unan i mous 



X . Old llus i ness 

Freda Koblick Sculpture: Debra Lehane, Art Collection 
Manager, distributed a letter from Freda koblick. Ms. 
koblick lias responded to the Visual Arts Committee 
regarding the points of negotiations approved by the 
Committee in its June meet ing. Ms. koblick's intentions 
were to clarify her position on the four conditions being 
discussed. She has indicated the need for- specific time 
frames in which each of the proposed points should occur. 



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A. International Sculpture Conference 

Committee members discussed the preparation of a proposal 
for program ideas for the 1994 Sculpture Conference which 
will be located in the Ba> Area. k lements of this program 
proposal are to include: a symposium on both temporary and 
permanent sculptural installations; the identification of 
sites throughout the City where temporary sculpture 
exhibitions may be located during the conference; an Art 
Commission Gallery show featuring sculpture; a City Hall 
display of maquettes of San Francisco public art 
co mm i ssions . 

B. The Art Commission has received a request from the 
Renaissance Winery to re-cast a 1901 (jerte Schuler 
sculpture. Debra Lehane reported that i li i s would not Lead 
to a copyright infringement; however she will research 
precedents in other cities before a decision is reached. 

C . Decaux 

Staff has identified art enrichment components to he 
negotiated in Decaux * s contract with the City. These 
include, but are not limited to: a public information 
program, funding to support such a program, an interactive 
video element, a poster program, funding for maintenance 
o f City monuments. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Amendment ot consent calendar items I. and 
J. to include honorarium payment of $50 per half day. 



Moved: Deme t r i os/LaRocca 
Vote : Unan i nous 



2. Ordered: Approval of tlie following Consent Calendar 
i terns : 



Approval to pay Mildred Howard $50 per 1/2 
day of service as a selection panelist for 
Fire Stations #24 and #44. 

Approval of 1 ) Jaap Bongers, Elizabeth 
Raybee, Elizabeth Saltos, Horace Washington 
and the team of Regina Jepson and Rennea 
Losada, as finalists for Fire Stations #24 
and #44 and 2) approval to pay each a $250 
honorarium for site proposals. 

Approval of Secession Gallery 
exhibition "On Route". 

Approval of mural projects proposed 
by Susan Cervantes and Miranda 
Bergman : 



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6th Street Sunnyside Hotel. 



2. San Francisco Women's Building. 

3. Rafael Weil School. 

Approval of Chinatown Youth Center Mural 
designed by Dennis Tanajuchi of Japan Arts 
Media, of the North Beach Housing Project. 

Approval of grant to Mural Resource 
Center to administer a Mural Project 
for Embarcadero Construction Fence, 
contingent upon receipt of funding 
from the PUC . 

Approval to apply, accept and expend 
funds from 1STEA for the Embarcadero 
Signage Project. 

Acceptance of "Spine", by Christopher 
Sproat into the Civic Art Collection and 
authorization to make final payment to the 
artist on contract #2820018. 

Approval of either Ann Chamberlain, 
Julianne Frizzell or Marsha Tanner as a 
selection panelist for the Hospital Garden 
Project and payment of honorarium of $50 
per half day . 



Approval of Donna Graves and either 



Lorraine Garc ia-Nakada , Karen Tsujimoto, 
Stephen Nash, Larry Andrews or Peter 
Rodriguez as selection panelists for the 
Millbrae Water Facility and payment of 
honorarium of $50 per half day. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetr ios 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of Vicki Scuri's seating design 
for the new Sheriff's Facility. 

Moved: Heal y/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of an increase of Vicki Scuri's 
current contract >2810010 by 87,580 to cover seating 
design fee and fabric costs , for a total contract amount 
of $23,200. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Authorization to the Director to enter into 
contract with Vicki Scuri for $20,800 to fabricate and 
deliver artist-designed seating for the Sheriff's 

f aci 1 i ty . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Appointment of Commissioner LaRocca as 
Commission liaison for the Hospital Garden Project. 
Moved: Healy /Demetr ios 

Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal concept for 
"Urban Apple Orchard", provisional upon submission of a 
model, a photograph of the existing trees, and a detailed 
maintenance plan. 

Moved: Heal y /Demetr- ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of poster design b\ Su-Chen Hung 
and Gigi Janchang. 

Moved: Demetr ios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Arthur 
Gonzalez for the Taraval Police Station, contingent upon 
reviewing frieze sample before final execution. 

Moved: Heal y/Deme tr i os 
Vote: Unanimous 



10. ORDERED: Approval of the guidelines for' public art 
project at Moscone Center (Moscone III) conditional upon 
identifying a source of maintenance and operational funds 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocr a 

Vote: Unanimous 

11. ORDERED: Approval of Dr . William Woo, Karen 
Tsujimoto and Enrique Chagoya as potential panelists for 
the new Courthouse Project and approval of honorarium 
payment of $50 per half day. 

Moved: Demet r ios/ LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

12. ORDERED: Approval of payment of $1,500 each to 
Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidini for artist design 
services for Muni M line boarding islands. 

Moved: Healy/Demet r ios 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Curator, Public Art Program 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1993 

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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an informational card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of the temporary 

installation of the ILWU Memorial by 
METAL at the Longshoreman's Union at 
400 Northpoint at the Union's 
expense until the completion of the 
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Approval of mural by Catalina 
Gonzalez of the Precita Eyes Mural 
Project fqr the New Mission Theatre 

Approval of mural by Francisco 
Carrasco and Mission District youth 
for the Cesar Chavez School. 

Approval for murals at the Mission 
Cultural Center, Bernal Heights 
Community Center and the Precita 
Community Center sponsored by the 
Mission Cultural Center Mural 
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3:05 I. Public Art Master Plan 

Discussion 

3:30 II. San Francisco International Airport 
Susan Pontious 

Revision to structure of Airport Art 
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Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton, Sayed Alavi 

Review of preliminary art enrichment 

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4:00 IV. Muni M Line Presentation 

Jiii Manton, Leonard Hunter, Sheila 

Ghidini 

Presentation of Project Concept. 

4:15 V. Commission Business 
Joanne Chow Winship 

Approval of conceptual design of Art 
Commission conference table by Joe Sam. 

4:30 VI. Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton, Chris Huie 

A. Report on People to People Food Box 

B. Presentation of Chris Huie's artwork 
for the Poster Series. 

4:45 VII. Embarcadero Gateway Project 
Jill Manton 
Report on di Suvero contract status. 

VIII. Civic Art Collection Update 

Debra Lehane 

A. Relocation of Joe Slusky Sculpture 
"Calypso" . 

B. Freda Koblick Response Regarding 
"Night Sky" trade. 

C. Vaillancourt Fountain 

5:10 IX. Muni Metro Turnaround 
Susan Pontious 
Status Report. 

5:20 X. Sculpture Conference 

Report on status of ISC and Art 
Commission activities. 

XI. New Business 

XII. Adjournment 



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COMMISSION 



MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
AUGUST 18, 1993 



COMMISSIONERS 



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Civic Art Coleection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

PI IPS Symphoni Concerts 

Pubeic Art Program 



Commissioners Present: 
Aristedes Demetrios 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Genny Lim 
Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I . Consent Calendar 

Ordered: Approval of the consent calendar with amendment 
to item D as follows: 

A. Approval of the temporary installation of 
the ILWU Memorial by METAL at the 
Longshoreman's Union at 400 Northpoint at 
the Union's expense until the completion of 
the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

B. Approval of mural by Catalina Gonzalez of 
the Precita Eyes Mural Project for the New 
Mission Theatre 

C. Approval of mural by Francisco Carrasco and 
Mission District youth for the Cesar Chavez 
School . 



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D. Approval for murals at the Mission Cultural 
Center and Bernal Heights Community Center 
sponsored by the Mission Cultural Center 
Mural Project. 

LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Unanimous 




Tonia Macneil reported that the mural at the Precita 
Community Center, sponsored by Mission Cultural Center, 
still needs further development in composition. In light 
of time constraints, and the need to proceed before the 
next Visual Arts Committee meeting, Macneil requested that 
the Committee give approval contingent upon curatorial 



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staff's final review and approval of the Precita mural 
design. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Precita Community Center mural 
pending staff's final review and approval of the design. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Public Art Master Plan 

Jill Manton initiated discussion by summarizing a number 

of issues for consideration: 

-the creation of a public art master plan be incorporated 

into the long range planning process 

-the plan should be linked to proposed ordinance 

revisions, which might allow for a pool of public art 

funds that could be used for a project at a high impact 

site 

-the Commission should avoid being locked in to a 

permanent plan 

Long range benefits of such a master plan include the 

identification of high-impact sites for sculpture and 

installation projects, as well as identification of 

preapproved sites available for donations of artwork. 

Staff expressed concern about availability of adequate 

staff and funding resources to proceed with the creation 

of a masterplan in the current fiscal year. 

The Committee discussed tying the master plan to the 
International Sculpture Conference, scheduled for August, 
1994, and recommended preparation of an initial plan to be 
used as the seed for a long-range master plan. The 
Committee suggested that the guidelines for this initial 
"seed" plan be outlined before the next Commission 
meeting. Commissioner Demetrios volunteered to develop 
the initial draft. 

III. S.F. International Airport 

Susan Pontious outlined a number of options for including 
another Art Commission member on the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, in addition to standing members Anne Healy and 
Robert LaRocca : 

-appointment of an additional member of the Visual 
Arts Committee 

-appointment of another member of the Art Commission 
-appointment of Art Commission staff member 
-appointment of a former Art Commissioner or other 
member of the arts community 

It was noted that 3 members of the Visual Art Committee 
constitute a quorum, making their discussions official, 
with decisions to be forwarded to the full Commission. 



The Committee opted to have a third representative from 
the Visual Arts Committee serve on the Airport Art 
Steering Committee. Commissioners Healy and LaRocca would 
continue as permanent members, with Committee members 
Demetrios, Lim and Rosekrans serving on a rotating basis. 

ORDERED: Approval of 3 Visual Art Committee members to 

serve on a rotating basis on the Airport Art Steering 

Committee, in addition to sitting members Healy and 

LaRocca. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Muni M Line Platforms 

ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into separate agreements with Sheila 
Ghidini and Leonard Hunter for $8,000 each for the design 
of all platform amenities associated with the M Line 
platforms at Winston and Holloway. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Art Commission Conference Table 

Joanne Chow Winship presented sketches for two custom 
designed conference tables by JoeSam. , each 5' x 8', to 
replace the existing tables. Funds are being provided by 
the Department of Real Estate as part of the re-modelling 
of the downstairs area. Some members expressed concern 
over the brightest of the colors used in the design for 
the conference tables. It was also voiced that this would 
be a rare opportunity to acquire the artist's work without 
expense to the Commission. 

ORDERED : Approval of new conference tables to be designed 

and produced by JoeSam. 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 

Ayes: Lim, LaRocca 

Nayes: Demetrios, Rosekrans 

Abstain: Healy 

Due to lack of majority vote, this item will be brought to 

full Commission vote under Committee reports. 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit Program 
A. People to People Food Box 

Eleanor Beaton updated the Committee on the project 
status. Initial plans were to place the sculptures in two 
Market Street locations: l)Mechanics Plaza and 2) the 
Market Street sidewalk near the McKesson Building. 
Because the McKesson building manager has declared 
opposition to the project, DPW - who will issue a sidewalk 



use permit- has recommended that an alternative site be 
found. 

The artist, Virginia Stearns, also showed a detailed 
drawing of the sculpture. The sculpture conforms to ADA 
requirements, through the addition of "warning poles" for 
those with impaired sight, and the inclusion of braille 
signage. Canned goods only will be provided, to avoid 
food tampering. Committee members recommended that the 
sculptures have an open back to discourage use as a trash 
receptacle; furthermore, they suggested that installation 
plans for removal of the brick sidewalk be reviewed 
further with DPW to be certain this is allowable. An 
alternative installation method using a steel plate base 
should be considered. 

B. Crystal Huie Poster Series 

Eleanor Beaton presented 6 black and white photographs, 
portraits taken along Market Street, reflecting the area's 
cultural diversity, to be printed as a poster series. 

ORDERED: Approval of artwork by Crystal Huie for poster 
series on Gannett kiosks. 
Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

VII. Embarcadero Gateway Sculpture 

Jill Manton reported that Mark DiSuvero may now be able to 
obtain a bond. The artist will be present at the next 
Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

VIII. Civic Art Collection 

A. Relocation of Joe Slusky sculpture "Calypso" 

Debra Lehane reported that a budget to remove, modify and 
make repairs to the Joe Slusky work has now been forwarded 
to the Water Department for approval. The Commission is 
asking for permission to modify the sculpture, with the 
artist's approval, so that it can come apart to facilitate 
any move which may be requested during the sculpture's 
lifetime . 

B. Freda Koblick 

Although there has been no further resolution since last 
month's meeting, Ms. Lehane advised of the need to move 
ahead with maintenance of the artwork regardless of final 
outcome; the Airport will reimburse the Art Commission for 
maintenance costs. Committee expressed concern that staff 
time not be spent on marketing "Night Sky." 

(Commissioners Lim and Rosekrans departed after item VIII- 
B) 



C. Vaillancourt Fountain 

Eula Walters of the Citizens for Open Recreational and 
Park Space and Citizens to Preserve Vaillancourt Fountain 
registered her opposition to the Citizens Advisory 
Committee recommendation to remove the Vaillancourt 
Fountain. Ms. Walters presented a petition of 800 
signatures in favor of retaining the fountain. 

Debra Lehane reported that the City Attorney has been 
asked to review the legal issues surrounding the Fountain 
as it relates to federal and state laws governing artists' 
rights and art preservation. 

(Commissioner Demetrios departed during item VIII-C) 

IX. Muni Metro Turnaround 

Susan Pontious apprised the Committee that Bechtel and the 
P.U.C. are willing to terminate Robert Miller's contract. 

X. International Sculpture Conference 

Staff advised the Committee of some initial ideas for 
Commission participation in the Conference: 

a) A panel discussion on the Vaillancourt Fountain 
as it relates to issues of artist's copyright and 
preservation. 

b) A Panel discussion about art and infrastructure, 
that could draw on examples of Alice Aycock's Library 
project, as well as Chris Sproat ' s and Bruce Hasson's 
parking garage projects. 

c) An Art Commission Gallery exhibit showcasing 
several public art projects with display of maquettes 

d) A site-specific project in a public location 
Committee members recommended use of the Gallery's outdoor 
lot, as well as use of the Airport as a project site. 

XI . New Business 

Keilani Tom presented 3 series of banner designs one 
to be displayed along 4th Street, one along 3rd Street, 
and one along Mission Street between 3rd and 4th, to 
initiate a new banner program sponsored by the CAO's 
Office, and timed to coincide with the opening of Yerba 
Buena Center in October. 

Banners are to be 30 " x 60" in accordance with 
regulations concerning Muni wires attached to the 
lightpoles. Ms. Tom showed a photographic mock-up of the 
banners in the context of the street environment. 
Committee members indicated their concern for the small 
size and scale of the banners. 



Committee members suggested 1 ) that close attention be 
paid to the urban design context at each proposed 
location, and 2) the first installation be treated as a 
temporary pilot project. 

Commissioner Healy requested that at further planning 
meetings for the City wide banner program, a 
representative of the Art Commission be present to speak 
to urban designs concerns and issues. 

Committee members approved the three designs and 
recommended the series of orange, gold, and blue banners 
to be installed double-hung. Due to lack of a quorum, 
this item will be referred to the full Commission under 
Committee reports. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the consent calendar with 
amendment to item D as follows: 

A. Approval of the temporary installation of 
the ILWU Memorial by METAL at the 
Longshoreman's Union at 400 Northpoint at 
the Union's expense until the completion of 
the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

B. Approval of mural by Catalina Gonzalez of 
the Precita Eyes Mural Project for the New 
Mission Theatre 

C. Approval of mural by Francisco Carrasco and 
Mission District youth for the Cesar Chavez 
School . 

D. Approval for murals at the Mission Cultural 
Center and Bernal Heights Community Center 
sponsored by the Mission Cultural Center 
Mural Project. 

Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of the Precita Community Center 
mural pending staff's final review and approval of the 
design. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: Approval of 3 Visual Art Committee members 
to serve on a rotating basis on the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, in addition to sitting members Healy and 
LaRocca. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into separate agreements with Sheila 
Ghidini and Leonard Hunter for $8,000 each for the design 
of all platform amenities associated with the M Line 
platforms at Winston and Holloway. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of artwork by Crystal Huie for 
poster series on Gannett kiosks. 

Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully submitted, 



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Eleanor Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 

CIVIC AUDITORIUM, 99 GROVE STREET, RM. 203 



Please note the revised location for this meeting. The 
meeting will take place at: 

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at 99 Grove Street. 

Room 203 on the second floor. 

The entrance to the building is on Grove Street near Polk. 




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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 

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Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization to apply for, accept 
and expend an NEA Visual Artists 
Public Projects grant of $10,000 for 
the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program . 



B. Approval of a mural sponsored by 
Precita Eyes Mural Center by 
Christina Brown for the Cleveland 
Elementary School. 

C. Authorization to the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Stanley Saitowitz to 
oversee and coordinate the 
installation of fiber optic lighting 
into the Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 
for an amount not to exceed $10,000. 

D. Authorization to modify the contract 
with Saitowitz, Solomon and Acconci 
to extend the completion date to 
January, 1994. 

E. Motion to accept with gratitude one 
set of six prints from the Market 
Street Poster series from Rene 
Castro . 




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Motion to appoint Commissioner Genny 
Lim as Art Commission liaison to the 
advisory committee for selection of 
authors names for Nayland Blake's 
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G. Motion to approve Selection Panel 

recommendation of Peter Richards and 
Michael Brown, in collaboration with 
Chris Jacobson as the two finalists 
for the General Hospital Garden 
Project . 

H. Motion to pay proposal fees of $250 
each to the two finalists for the 
General Hospital Garden Project. 

I. Motion to approve Selection Panel 
recommendation of Baoping Chen, 
Marcia Donahue, Jun T. Lai, and the 
team of Lam, Leong , Shiu and Xu to 
produce maquettes for the Chinatown 
Recreation Center and Park. 

J. Approval to pay an honorarium of 

$50.00 per 1/2 day to four Selection 
Panelists and to pay proposal fees 
of $350.00 each to a maximum of four 
finalists for the Chinatown 
Recreation Center and Park project. 

K. Approval of a pool of panelists for 
the City Site projects, from which 
four will be invited to serve on the 
Selection Panel. 

3:05 II. Embarcadero Gateway Project 
Jill Manton, Mark di Suvero 
Discussion of project. 

3:25 III. International Sculpture Conference 
Visual Arts Staff 

Continuing discussion of Art Commission 
role . 

3:40 IV. Muni M Line Project 

Jill Manton, Eleanor Beaton, Leonard 
Hunter, Sheila Ghidini 

Presentation of project design and status 
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4:00 V. Civic Art Collection 
Debra Lehane 

1. Vaillancourt Fountain 
Discussion with City Attorney concerning 
status of fountain in relation to 1990 
Visual Rights Act and California 
Preservation Law. Request for discussion 
made by Central Embarcadero Project. 

2. Acceptance of Gifts 

A. Motion to accept with gratitude 
one woodcut print of Bill Graham for 
the Bill Graham Auditorium by artist 
Jean Hyson, valued at . 

B. Motion to accept with gratitude 
two photographic works by Elliott 
Linwood titled "Silhouettes" (a 
tryptich) and "Flap", valued 

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3. Diego Rivera Mural/City College 
Roger Baird, S.F. City College 
Request for statement of Commission 
position regarding relocation of 
Diego Rivera Mural. 

4:30 VI. New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

Request for approval of Lothar 
Baumgarten's proposal for the Grove 
Street facade. Authorization to 
extend Baumgarten design contract to 
April 1, 1994. 

4:45 VII. Skilled Mental Health Facility 
Susan Pontious 

Request for approval to purchase two- 
dimensional artwork. 

5:00 VIII . Embarcadero Construction Fence Murals 
Tonia Macneil 

Request for approval of Selection Panel 
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5:10 IX. Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton, Susan Steinman 
Viewing of maquette prepared at the 
Committee's request and request for 
approval of revised design for the Urban 
Apple Orchard. 

5:20 X. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton 

Project status report 

5:30 XI. Adjournment 



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Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 
25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are 
held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curhside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-slopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

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MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
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Robert LaRocca 



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Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I . Consent Calendar 

Ordered: Approval of the following consent calendar items: 

A. Authorization to apply for, accept, and 
expend an NEA Visual Artists Public 
Pro.iects grant of $10,000 for the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

B. Approval of a mural sponsored by Precita 
Eyes Mural Center by Christina Brown for 
the Cleveland Elementary School. 



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Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with 
Stanley Saitowitz to oversee and coordinate 
the installation of fiber optic lighting 
into the Promenade Ribbon Sculpture for an 
amount not to exceed $10,000. 

Authorization to modify the contract with 
Saitowitz, Solomon and Acconci to extend 
the completion date to January, 1994. 

Motion to accept with gratitude one set of 
six prints from the Market Street Poster 
series from Rene Castro. 




Motion to appoint Commissioner Genny Lim as 
Art Commission liaison to the advisory 
committee for selection of authors names 
for Nayland Blake's light wall. 

Motion to approve Selection Panel 
recommendation of Peter Richards and 
Michael Brown, in collaboration with Chris 



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Jacobson as the two finalists for the 
General Hospital Garden Project. 

H. Motion to pav proposal fees of $250 each to 
the two finalists for the General Hospital 
Garden Pro.iect. 

I. Motion to approve Selection Panel 

recommendation of Baoping Chen, Marcia 
Donahue, Jun T. Lai, and the team of Lam. 
Leon*, Shiu and Xu to produce maauettes for 
the Chinatown Recreation Center and Park. 

J. Approval to pay an honorarium of $50.00 per 
1/2 day to four Selection Panelists and to 
pay proposal fees of $350.00 each to a 
maximum of four finalists for the Chinatown 
Recreation Center and Park pro.iect. 

K. Approval of a pool of panelists for the 

City Site projects, from which four will be 
invited to serve on the Selection Panel. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Embarcadero Gateway Pro.iect 

The model for Mark DiSuvero's Gateway sculpture was 
previously presented by the artist's assistant Lowell 
McKegnev in February, 1993, and approved bv the 
Commission, however, concerns have been raised about 
whether the sculpture might relate more to the pedestrian 
level. Mark DiSuvero was present, and responded to 
questions about the gatewav model. DiSuvero explained 
that the sculpture will have a rotating, balancing element 
that moves in the wind: the element will be closer to the 
ground level than indicated by the model. The 
Commissioners were satisfied that the artist would address 
their concerns in the fabrication process. 

III. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane displaved a woodcut print of Bill Graham that 
has been donated to the Art Commission by the artist Jean 
Hvson. The print is to hang in the Bill Graham Civic 
Auditorium, and facility managers have designated a 
location for the artwork displav. 

ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude one woodcut 
print of Bill Graham for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 
by artist Jean Hyson, valued at $500.00. 



Moved: Heal v/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous. 

IV. Skilled Mental Health Facility 

ORDERED: Approval to purchase the following artworks for 
the new Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facilitv: "Workman" 
b\ James Denmark, for $1,500.00; "Don't Forget to Smell 
the Flowers" bv Andre White, for $400.00; "She Left the 
Disco Alone" by Andre White, for $500.00: Village Craft 
Quilt from Zimbabwe, for $500.00; and "Man at Mission 
Rock" by Stanley Goldstein for $2,000.00. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Market Street Art in Transit 

Susan Leibovitz Steinman presented the model of the "Urban 
Apple Orchard", the temporary garden installation planned 
for the vacant area between the Ferry Building and Justin 
Herman Plaza. In response to issues previously expressed 
by the Committee, the artist has reduced elements of the 
design, eliminating the herb planters. and has altered 
the configuration of the trees so there is a more open 

i ng . The sundial has been moved from the center 
where it potentially obstructed pedestrian traffic - and 
now is the sculptural focus for one of the design 
quadrants . 

Committee members also had registered concern for the 
maintenance of the trees at the waterfront site. Steinman 
has developed a detailed maintenance plan after conferring 
with a number of horticulturalists , arborists, and 
landscape architects, however, the pro.iect budget has 
increased as a result. S.L.U.G. has agreed to carry out 
the maintenance according to Steinman' s plan. 

ORDERED: Approval of model of "Urban Apple Orchard"by 
Susan Leibovitz Steinman and to increase budget by $2,562 
to $12,502. 

Moved: Heal v/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. International Sculpture Conference 

Joanne Chow Winship reported that she has met with David 
Furchgott, Executive Director of the International 
Sculpture Center, who invited the Art Commission to become 
a local sponsor of the conference through a publication of 
local activities, approximately 4-8 pages, in the 
[Sculpture Conference official brochure. Committee members 
recommended sponsorship, subject to cost, which Winship 



will provide to the Committee at a future meeting. 
Winship also proposed panel topics for the conference to 
Furchgott, who expressed interest in the subject of the 
Vaillancourt Fountain and its related copyright issues. 

Committee members discussed plans for developing a 
sculpture site plan and commissioning sculpture 
installations in conjunction with the conference scheduled 
for August. 1994. The research of sites, identification 
and selection of artists, and oversight of the 
installation of artworks would be difficult to accomplish 
in time for the conference. Additional concerns were 
raised about the fact that, given the timeframe, there 
would not be time for an artist to create new work, thus 
existing work would have to be used. Furthermore, there 
are no provisions for paying artists an honorarium, or 
covering expenses for insurance and installation. 

The Committee asked staff to estimate the cost of 
developing an initial site plan and profile of six sites, 
as a test model for developing a larger site plan for the 
entire city. Estimated cost would be $5,000 for a 
consultant to complete the work in six months, and $2,500 
for staff oversight of consultant. Jill Manton provided 
the Committee with a list of potential consultant s to 
prepare the site plan. Visual Art Committee members will 
bring a recommendation to the Finance Committee. 



ORDERED: Motion to proceed with plans for the development 
of an initial sculpture site plan and profile for both 
temporary and permanent installations, and to recommend to 
Finance Committee a budget of $7,500.00 from the Public 
Art Fund. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Muni M Line 

Jill Manton summarized the collaborative design process 
between artists Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidini, the 
19th Avenue community, and UEB, Muni and Art Commission 
staff, emphasizing the success of this collaboration. 
However, the Public Utility Commissioners have expressed 
concerns about design consistency throughout Muni. As a 
result, the M Line platform designs will be presented to 
the PUC for approval before proceeding with the design. 
Staff requested Art Commissioners advocacy for the 
platform designs. 



Committee members expressed enthusiastic support for 
Hunter and Ghidini's design, and stated their belief that 
the artists' continued involvement in refining the design 
would be essential to its success. Commissioner Healy 
noted this as a breakthrough collaboration between 
artists, the community and city infrastructure. 

Commissioner Demetrios departed at 4:20 during Item VII. 
Due to lack of a quorum, the remainder of the meeting was 
for informational purposes only. 

VIII. Vaillancourt Fountain 

City Attorney Kate Hermann Stacy reported that she has 
been researching the existing laws that might have an 
impact on the Vaillancourt Fountain, but noted that the 
research is preliminary and ongoing. Her staff may 
associate with a copyright counsel for further 
clarification. 

Research has centered on the federal Visual Artists' 
Rights Act and the California Preservation Law Statute 
to determine if either would prohibit destroying, altering 
or relocating the Fountain. The federal law does not 
I ipply, as the law was written in 1990 and only applies to 
artwork created or installed after that date; the 
Vaillancourt Fountain was accepted into the City 
Collection in 1971. Where artwork is attached to real 
property, the California Preservation Law Statute 
identifies procedures for the removal of artwork and 
procedures when the artwork cannot be removed without 
destruction . 

Thus, according to current laws, Stacy does not see any 
prohibition to removing or dismantling the fountain, at 
this time. She stressed, however, that a strong rationale 
would be required to do so. 

Eula Walters of Citizens for Open Space to retain the 
Vaillancourt Fountain, submitted additional signatures in 
support of the Fountain. 

IX. Diego Rivera Mural 

Debra Lehane asked the Committee to confirm that there was 
no change in their position on studying the relocation of 
the Diego Rivera mural at City College. Commissioner 
Healy referred to a Committee opinion of March, 1990, 
which found that the theatre was not an appropriate site; 
the Committee had made a motion to study the feasibility 
of relocating the mural in the new college library. 



Committee members continue to strongly support the 
proposed relocation of the mural, noting that there is 
restricted access to it in its current location. 

X. Richmond Recreation Center. 

Jill Manton reported on the status of Seyed Alavi's 
project. Alavi was directed to develop a project for the 
landscaped area adjacent to the Richmond Recreation Center 
at 18th and 19th Avenues. Working with the landscape 
architect five preliminary schemes were developed, which 
were presented to the client and architect. However, due 
to an apparent lapse in communication with the landscape 
architect, and the need to meet a deadline for submittal 
of drawings, Alavi proceeded to work on his own to 
synthesize his understanding of comments made by client 
and architect at a meeting last month. Some of the 
elements, such as the loose stones, fruit trees, flowers 
and water features, pose code and maintenance problems, 
although there are other elements, including the inscribed 
poems, which the architect would like to synthesize into 
the overall design. 

Alavi described the drawing in greater detail to Committee 
members and expressed his interest in working with the 
architect and landscape architect to discuss the overall 
concept which guides the design and the significance of 
each of the elements. A meeting is scheduled for Friday 
to discuss the design with the client and the architect. 
The Commissioners expressed their support for further 
collaboration to occur between artist and landscape artist 
to resolve design issues and conflicts. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the following consent calendar 
items : 

A. Authorization to apply for, accept, and 
expend an NEA Visual Artists Public 
Projects grant of $10,000 for the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

B. Approval of a mural sponsored by Precita 
Eyes Mural Center by Christina Brown for 
the Cleveland Elementary School. 

C. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with 
Stanley Saitowitz to oversee and coordinate 
the installation of fiber optic lighting 



into the Promenade Ribbon Sculpture for an 
amount not to exceed $10,000. 

D. Authorization to modify the contract with 
Saitowitz, Solomon and Acconci to extend 
the completion date to January, 1994. 

E. Motion to accept with gratitude one set of 
six prints from the Market Street Poster 
series from Rene Castro. 

F. Motion to appoint Commissioner Genny Lim as 
Art Commission liaison to the advisory 
committee for selection of authors names 
for Nayland Blake's light wall. 

G. Motion to approve Selection Panel 
recommendation of Peter Richards and 
Michael Brown, in collaboration with Chris 
Jacobson as the two finalists for the 
General Hospital Garden Project. 

H. Motion to pay proposal fees of $250 each to 
the two finalists for the General Hospital 
Garden Project. 

I. Motion to approve Selection Panel 

recommendation of Baoping Chen, Marcia 
Donahue, Jun T. Lai, and the team of Lam, 
Leon?, Shiu and Xu to produce maquettes for 
the Chinatown Recreation Center and Park. 

J. Approval to pay an honorarium of $50.00 per 
1/2 day to four Selection Panelists and to 
pay proposal fees of $350.00 each to a 
maximum of four finalists for the Chinatown 
Recreation Center and Park project. 

K. Approval of a pool of panelists for the 

City Site projects, from which four will be 
invited to serve on the Selection Panel. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude one woodcut 
print of Bill Graham for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 
by artist Jean Hyson, valued at $500.00. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous. 



3. ORDERED: Approval to purchase the following artworks 
for the new Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility: 
"Workman" by James Denmark, for $1,500.00; "Don't Forget 
to Smell the Flowers" by Andre White, for $400.00; "She 
Left the Disco Alone" by Andre White, for $500.00; Village 
Craft Quilt from Zimbabwe, for $500.00; and "Man at 
Mission Rock" by Stanley Goldstein for $2,000.00. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of model of "Urban Apple 
Orchard"by Susan Leibovitz Steinman and to increase budget 
by $2,562 to $12,502. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Motion to proceed with plans for the 
development of an initial sculpture site plan and profile 
for both temporary and permanent installations, and to 
recommend to Finance Committee a budget of $7,500.00 from 
the Public Art Fund. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully submitted, 



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Eleanor Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



GEN D 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, October 20, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I 



Monio Kino 

Wilis F KlHk 

Robert F URocca 

Cinns hM 

FUi Y OkamOTO 

DODIl RoSlkKANS 

Terr; Simon 
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IX OFFICIO MEMBERS 




Ioanni Chow Winsiii 



Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization to approve the selection 
of: Lewis deSoto; David Ireland; Mary Miss; 
Michael Singer; Richard Posner; Alice 
Adams; and the team of Kristin Jones/Andrew 
Ginzel as finalists for the New Courthouse 
Art Enrichment, and authorization for 
honorarium payment of $250 each and travel 
expenses not to exceed $1,000 each artist. 

B. Authorization to pay an honorarium of 
up to $75 per meeting to Keith Morrision; 
Connie Lewallen; Karen Tsujimoto; and Renny 
Pritikin as jurors for the new Courthouse 
Art Enrichment. 

C. Approval of Selection Panel 
recommendations of: Brett Cook with Senay 
Dennis; James Morgan; Johanna Poethig; 
Precita Eyes Mural Center; Rigo '93; and 
Together With Style to design and paint 
murals on the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence. 



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D. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 
per half day plus transporat ion expenses to 
Regina Mouton and Jim Prigoff, and to pay a 
consultant fee of $500 to Conrad Okamoto, 
Director of the Mural Resource Center, for 
the Muni Metro Turnaround Construction 
Fence Project. 

E. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 
per half day to Stephen Nash, Lorraine 
Garcia-Nakata and Donna Graves for the 
Millbrae Water Facility Project. 

F. Approval of a mural to be located at 
24th and York Streets, sponsored by R.A.P. 
and funded by the Neighborhood 

Beaut i ficat ion Fund. 



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G. Authorization to make final payment of 
$6,050 to George Gonzalez on contract for 
design development for the Wu Zing Pavilion 
for the new Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility. 

H. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with George Gonzalez for up to $75,000 to 
construct Wu Zing Pavilion for the new 
Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

I. Authorization to pay honorarium of 
$150 each per full day to Jennifer Dowley, 
Edsel Matthews, Hilda Shum and Valerie Soe 
as jurors for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 

J. Authorization to pay Leonard Hunter 
and Sheila Ghidini an amount not to exceed 
$2,000 in reimbursable expenses for the 
Muni M Line Boarding Platform ProjectT 

K. Authorization to increase Hilda Shum's 
design contract (#2820019) by $6,000 to 
cover engineering and other design develop- 
ment costs related to her artworks for the 
Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility, and 
to extend the contract through 3/31/94. 

L. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Roger Berry for up to $30,000 to 
develop a master plan for art enrichment at 
San Francisco International Airport. 

M. Authorization to develop an RFP and go 
out to bid for maintenance and conservation 
of artwork at San Francisco International 
Airport . 

N. Authorization to develop an RFP and go 
out to bid for a barrier to surround the 
Pomodoro sculpture at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

0. Authorization to use the $12,000 art 
enrichment funds generated by the new 
Police Ground Transportation Unit Building 
at San Francisco International Airport in 



the main terminal area at a site to be 
determined . 

3:05 II. Vallejo-Churchill Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Su-chen Hung 
Presentation of artist's conceptual 
proposal and request for approval . 



3:20 III. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 

Approval of finalists for the Millbrae 
Water Facility and authorization of 
honorarium payment of $250 plus travel and 
per diem expenses each for site visit and 
interview . 

3:35 IV. Fire Stations 24 and 44 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of Selection Panel recommendations 
for artist's proposals for Fire Stations 
#24 and #44, and authorization for the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with each artist for up to $16,975 
to implement the proposals. 

o:50 V. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

A. Presentation of Lothar Baumgarten 
Proposal and approval to spend up to $1,000 
to produce a mock-up for Lothar 
Baumgarten ' s project. 

B. General Project Update 



4:05 VI. Civic Art Collection 
Debra Lehane 

A) Motion to accept with gratitude two 
photographic works by Elliott Linwood: 
"Silhouettes" (a triptych) and "Flap" 
valued at . 

B) Proposed gift to the City of Frank 
Garvey sculpture "The Disappeared." 

4:15 VII. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

>IP» Eleanor Beaton; Johanna Poethig 

Approval of artwork for poster series by 
Yerba Buena Seniors Creative Arts Workshop 
for Market Street Kiosks 



4:25 VIII Sculpture Site Plan 

Discusssion regarding scope of work 
relative to production of sculpture site 
plan and discussion regarding selection of 
consultant . 

4:40 IX. Old Business 

4:45 X. New Business 

4:50 XI . Adjournment 



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MINUTES 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

OCT. 20, 1993 

Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 
Aristides Demetrios 

Genny Lim 

Staff: 

Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 

I . Consent Calendar 

Tonia Macneil requested that item "C" on the Agenda 
Consent Calendar be removed, and discussed later in the 

meet j ng . 

ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
Items : 

A. Authorization to approve the selection of: Lewis 
k deSoto, David Ireland, Mary Miss, Michael Singer, 

Richard Posner, Alice Adams, and the team of 
Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel as finalists for the 
New Courthouse Art Enrichment, and authorization 
for honorarium payment of $250 each and travel 
expenses not to exceed $1,000, each artist. 

B. Authorization to pay honorarium of up to $75 per 
meeting to Keith Morrision, Connie Lewallen, Karen 
Tsujimoto, and Renny Pritikin as jurors for the 
new Courthouse Art Enrichment. 

C. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 per half 
day plus transportation expenses to Regina Mouton 
and Jim Prigoff, and to pay a consultant fee of 
$500 to Conrad Okamoto, Director of the Mural 
Resource Center, for the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence Project. 

D. Authorization to pay juror fees of S75 per half 
day to Stephen Nash, Lorraine Garcia Nakata, and 
Donna Graves for the Millbrae Water Facility 
Pro ject . 



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E. Approval of a mural to be located at 24th and York 
Streets, sponsored by R.A.P. Beautif ication Fund. 

F. Authorization to make final payment of S6,050 to 
George Gonzalez on contract for design development 
for the Wu Xing Pavilion for the new Skilled 
Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

G. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with George Gonzalez for up 
to $75,00 to construct Wu Xing Pavilion for the 
new Skilled Mental Health Facility. 

H. Authorization to pay honorariums of S150 per full 
day to Jennifer Dowley, Edsel Matthews, Hilda Shum 
and Valerie Soe as jurors for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 

I. Authorization to pay Leonard Hunter and Sheila 
Ghidini an amount not to exceed $2,000 in 
reimbursable expenses for the Muni M Line Boarding 
Platform Project. 

J. Authorization to increase Hilda Shum's design 

contract (#2820019) by $6,000 to cover engineering 
and other design development costs related to her 
artworks for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility, and to extend the contract through 
3/31/94. 

K. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Roger Berry for up to 
$30,000 to develop a master plan for art 
enrichment at San Francisco International Airport. 

L. Authorization to develop an RFP and go out to bid 
for maintenance and conservation of artwork at San 
Francisco International Airport. 

M. Authorization to develop an RFP and go out to bid 
for a barrier to surround the Pomodoro sculpture 
at San Francisco International Airport. 

N. Authorization to use the $12,000 art enrichment 
funds generated by the new Police Ground 
Transportation Unit Building at San Francisco 
International Airport in the main terminal area at 
a site to be determined. 



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MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Vallejo-Churchill Garage 

Su-Chen Hung presented her proposal for Vallejo- 
Churchill Garage. The proposal consists of a red and 
green light hung above each parking stall in the 
garage. A sensor will detect whether or not the space 
is occupied. If it is empty, the light will go on. If 
it is filled, the light will go off. Garage users will 
be able to look down a row of cars and see easily 
whether or not there are any available parking stalls. 
The artist chose the colors red and green because they 
are symbolic to both the Asian and Italian communities. 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Parking Authority had 
agreed to assume the maintenance for the lights. 

ORDERED: Approval of Su-Chen Hung ' s conceptual 

proposal for lighting for the Vallejo-Churchill Garage. 
MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Selection Committee had 
unanimously selected Lita Albequerque, Nancy Holt, 
Michael Singer, Richard Turner and Jody Pinto as 
finalists for the Millbrae Water Facility, with Athena 
Tacha and Roger Berry as alternates if any of the above 
artists couldn't participate. 

ORDERED: Approval of Lita Albequerque, Nancy Holt, 
Michael Singer, Richard Turner and Jody Pinto as 
finalists for the Millbrae Water Facility (with Athena 
Tacha and Roger Berry as alternates), and authorization 
to pay the finalists a $250 honorarium plus travel and 
per diem expenses each for a site visit and interview. 
MOVED: Healy/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Fire Stations #24 and #44 

Susan Pontious reported that the Selection Panel had 
chosen Jaap Bongers and Elizabeth Saltos for Fire 
Stations 24 and 44, respectively. 

A. Fire Station #24 



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Jaap Bongers proposal for Fire Station = 24 
consists of the word "Fire" in 14 different 
languages cast in bronze letters and installed on 
the lintel frieze. Above the frieze, on the 
building facade, the Bureau of Architecture will 
design signage reading SFFD. The Committee 
expressed three concerns about the proposal for 
further study by the artist. 

1. Size of his lettering relative to the SFFD 
signage . 

2. Study the finish of his lettering; i.e. 
should it be brighter? 

3 . Make sure the languages represented are 
reflective of the City's population. 

ORDERED: Approval of Jaap Bongers' conceptual 
design and authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with him 
for up to $16,975 to design, fabricate and install 
a work of art at Fire Station #24. 
MOVED: Healy/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Fire Station #44 

Elizabeth Saltos's proposal for Fire Station =44 
is a geometric relief sculpture of either 
perforated painted aluminum or copper. Final 
decision about the material will be made after 
consultation with the architect. 

ORDERED: Approval of Elizabeth Saltos' conceptual 
design, and authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with her 
for up to 516,975 to design, fabricate and install 
a work of art at Fire Station #44. 
MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

New Main Library 

Susan Pontious presented a mock-up of what Lothar 
Baumgarten's carving would look like relative to the 
seam line on the black granite panels. The Committee 
was satisfied that the seam would not be too prominent 
but requested to see the final cartoon when it is 
finished . 



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ORDERED: Approval of Lothar Bauragarten's proposal for 
the granite panels on the facade of the new Main 
Library . 

\ KD: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Authorization to pay Christopher Stinehour up 
to $100 for the mock-up of the carving on granite for 
Lothar Baumgarten's artwork for the Library. 
MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Susan gave an update on the other projects for the 
Library. She reported that the first bid on Alice 
Aycock's piece came in way over budget, and that she 
was now looking for a local fabricator in the hope of 
getting a better price. 

VI. Civic Art Collection 

A. Debra Lehane presented two proposed gifts of 
photographs by Elliot Linwood: 

ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude two 
photographic works by Elliot Linwood; Silhouettes 
(a triptych), and Flap, valued at $1,400. 
MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Debra Lehane presented a proposed gift to the City 
of a sculpture by Frank Garvey entitled "The 
Disappeared" , which the artist intends as an AIDS 
memorial to be installed in Harvey Milk Plaza. 

She reported that the staff had reviewed the 
piece, and felt that its imagery was not 
appropriate for a public site, and recommended 
that the artist try to find a location in the 
private sector. 

ORDERED: To accept the staff recommendation not 

to accept Frank Garvey 's proposed gift of the 

sculpture, "The Disappeared" into the Civic Art 

Collection . 

MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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VII. Market St. 

A. Muni Boarding Platforms 

Eleanor Beaton reported that Muni had agreed 
to fund fabrication of 7 more poetry plaques 
for the boarding platforms. The Art 
Commission would only pay the artist 
honorariums. She requested approval for 
contracting again with the Poetry Center to 
curate the poetry selection. 

ORDERED: Approval to commission with the 
Poetry Center for S2,250 to select poetry- 
samples for Phase 4 of the Muni-Boarding 
Islands . 

MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Apple Orchard Project 

Eleanor reported that the Port had overnight 
turned the area for the Apple Orchard project 
into a parking lot. The Port was interested 
in having the artist work with what area 
remained, (approximately 40'), and the artist 
will try to modify her work accordingly. 

C. Johanna Poethig and artists from the Verba 
Buena Seniors Creative Arts Workshop 
presented their designs for posters for the 
Market Street Kiosks. The poster series 
have the theme "YOU SHOULD LIVE SO LONG", and 
the Committee found them both humorous and 
inspirational . 

ORDERED: Approval of Johanna Poethig and the 
artists from the Yerba Buena Seniors Creative 
Arts Workshop proposals for the "YOU SHOULD 
LIVE SO LONG" poster designs for the Market 
Street Kiosks. 
MOTION: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII. Old Business 

A. Eleanor Beaton requested that the Committee 
approve making final payment for the design 
of the Promenade Ribbon Project to Stanley 
Saitowitz . 



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ORDERED: Authorization to make final payment 
for the design of the Promenade Ribbon Art 
Project to Stanley Saitowitz, thereby 
modifying and increasing his design fee from 
$40,000 to $41,000. Contracts of Barbara 
Stauffacher Soloman and Vito Acconci shall be 
modified and decreased from $40,000 to 
$39,333.31 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Mural Design for Women's Building 

Tonia Macneil presented the design for the 
mural proposed for the Women's Building, as 
well as an article appearing in the Monday, 
Oct. 18th edition of the Chronicle. The 
design had previously been approved by the 
Commission on staff recommendation. Ms. 
Macneil reported that although the Landmarks 
Board has no jurisdiction because the project 
does not require a permit, some members are 
upset about the project. 

* C. Muralists for Muni-Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence Projects 

Tonia Macneil asked the Committee if they 
wanted to also approve the artists' proposals 
for the construction fence murals. The 
Committee confirmed that it did. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Selection Panel's 
recommendation for the selection of Brett 
Cook with Senay Dennis, James Morgan with 
Creativity Explored, Johanna Poethig, Precita 
Eyes Mural Center, Rigo '93, and Together 
With Style to design murals for the Muni 
Metro Turnaround Construction Fence. 
MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IX. Site Plan 

Susan Pontious presented 3 potential program outlines 
for the proposed art site plan. The Committee agreed 
that they preferred a general survey whose main goal 
was to provide artists and arts organizations with 
information about how to gain access to sites under the 
jurisdiction of various city agencies. 



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The Committee asked that the staff review parameters of 
the "General Survey" program plan, and the 
qualifications of the consultants under consideration 
with this product in mind, and then have their 
recommendation placed under Committee reports for the 
full Commission meeting. 

ORDERED: That the staff review the consultant 
qualifications within the parameters of a general 
survey site plan as defined in the 10/20/93 staff 
report, and make a recommendation for inclusion under 
Committee Reports for the Nov. 1, 1993 Commission 
meeting . 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

The meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m. due to loss of a quorum. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
Items : 

A. Authorization to approve the selection of: Lewis 
deSoto, David Ireland, Mary Miss, Michael Singer, 
Richard Posner, Alice Adams, and the team of 
Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel as finalists for the 
New Courthouse Art Enrichment, and authorization 
for honorarium payment of $250 each and travel 
expenses not to exceed $1,000, each artist. 

B. Authorization to pay honorarium of up to $75 per 
meeting to Keith Morrision, Connie Lewallen, Karen 
Tsujimoto, and Renny Pritikin as jurors for the 
new Courthouse Art Enrichment. 

C. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 per half 
day plus transportation expenses to Regina Mouton 
and Jim Prigoff , and to pay a consultant fee of 
$500 to Conrad Okamoto, Director of the Mural 
Resource Center, for the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence Project. 

D. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 per half 
day to Stephen Nash, Lorraine Garcia Nakata, and 
Donna Graves for the Millbrae Water Facility 
Project . 



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E. Approval of a mural to be located at 24th and York 
Streets, sponsored by R.A.P. Beautif ication Fund. 

F. Authorization to make final payment of $6,050 to 
George Gonzalez on contract for design development 
for the Wu Xing Pavilion for the new Skilled 
Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

G. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with George Gonzalez for up 
to $75,00 to construct Wu Xing Pavilion for the 
new Skilled Mental Health Facility. 

H. Authorization to pay honorariums of $150 per full 
day to Jennifer Dowley, Edsel Matthews, Hilda Shum 
and Valerie Soe as jurors for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 

[. Authorization to pay Leonard Hunter and Sheila 
Ghidini an amount not to exceed $2,000 in 
reimbursable expenses for the Muni M Line Boarding 
Platform Project. 

J. Authorization to increase Hilda Shum's design 

contract (#2820019) by $6,000 to cover engineering 
and other design development costs related to her 
artworks for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility, and to extend the contract through 
3/31/94. 

K. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Roger Berry for up to 
$30,000 to develop a master plan for art 
enrichment at San Francisco International Airport. 

L. Authorization to develop an RFP and go out to bid 
for maintenance and conservation of artwork at San 
Francisco International Airport. 

M. Authorization to develop an RFP and go out to bid 
for a barrier to surround the Pomodoro sculpture 
at San Francisco International Airport. 

N. Authorization to use the $12,000 art enrichment 
funds generated by the new Police Ground 
Transportation Unit Building at San Francisco 
International Airport in the main terminal area at 
a site to be determined. 



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MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of Su-Chen Hung ' s conceptual 
proposal for lighting for the Valle jo-Churchill Garage. 
MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of Lita Albequerque, Nancy Holt, 
Michael Singer, Richard Turner and Jody Pinto as 
finalists for the Millbrae Water Facility (with Athena 
Tacha and Roger Berry as alternates ) , and authorization 
to pay the finalists a $250 honorarium plus travel and 
per diem expenses each for a site visit and interview. 
MOVED: Healy/Demetrios 

VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of Jaap Bongers' conceptual design 
and authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with him for up to S 1 6 , 975 to 
design, fabricate and install a work of art at Fire 
Station #24. 

MOVED: Healy/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of Elizabeth Saltos' conceptual 
design, and authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with her for up to 
$16,975 to design, fabricate and install a work of art 
at Fire Station #44. 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Approval of Lothar Baumgarten's proposal for 
the granite panels on the facade of the new Main 
Library . 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Authorization to pay Christopher Stinehour up 
to $100 for the mock-up of the carving on granite for 
Lothar Baumgarten's artwork for the Library. 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude two 
photographic works by Elliot Linwood; Silhouettes (a 
triptych), and Flap, valued at $1,400. 
MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: To accept the staff recommendation not to 
accept Frank Garvey's proposed gift of the sculpture, 
"The Disappeared" into the Civic Art Collection. 
MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

0. ORDERED: Approval to commission with the Poetry Center 
for $2,250 to select poetry samples for Phase 4 of the 
Muni-Boarding Islands. 

MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

1. ORDERED: Approval of Johanna Poethig and the artists 
from the Yerba Buena Seniors Creative Arts Workshop 
proposals for the "YOU SHOULD LIVE SO LONG" poster 
designs for the Market Street Kiosks. 

^^MOTION: Healy/Lim 
^^VOTE: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Authorization to make final payment for the 
design of the Promenade Ribbon Art Project to Stanley 
Saitowitz, thereby modifying and increasing his design 
fee from $40,000 to $41,000. Contracts of Barbara 
Stauffacher Soloman and Vito Acconci shall be modified 
and decreased from $40,000 to $39,333.31 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of the Selection Panel's 
recommendation for the selection of Brett Cook with 
Senay Dennis, James Morgan with Creativity Explored, 
Johanna Poethig, Precita Eyes Mural Center, Rigo '93, 
and Together With Style to design murals for the Muni 
Metro Turnaround Construction Fence. 

MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: That the staff review the consultant 
qualifications within the parameters of a general 
survey site plan as defined in the 10/20/93 staff 
report, and make a recommendation for inclusion under 



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Committee Reports for the Nov. 1, 1993 Commission 

meeting . 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

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j_ Consent Calendar 

Contract Extensions p .. tim 

A. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract with Michael Manwaring by 
extending the completion date until 
January 31, 1995. 



n Authorization to moc — 

contract of Anne Chamberlain^extending 



>dify the existing 
lamberlain by ex 
the completion date until June 30, 

C Authorization to modify the existing 

C. Aul » QI " Qn-rhen Hung bv extending the 
contract of Su Lnen nuns j 
completion date until June 30, 1994. 

D . Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Lothar Baumgarten by 
extending the completion date through 
October 1, 1994. 

F Authorization to modify the existing 
E - contract of Scott Donahue by extending 

the completion date to December 30, 1994. 

F . Authorization to modify the ^f^^ 

contract of Arthur Gonzalez by extending 
the completion date to December 30, 1994. 

""^Approval of mural by Ray Patlan and 

Eduardo Pineda for the parking lot at 
24th and Capp Streets sponsored by the 
24th Street Revitalization Committee. 



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Approval of mural proposals by Together 
W??h Style, Johanna Poethig, Precita Eyes 
Mural Center, James Morgan with 



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25 Van Ntss Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 



415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



Creativity Explored, Rigo '93 and Brett 
Cook with Senay Dennis for the Muni Metro 
Turnback Project. 

Airport 

H. Authorization to pay a per diem and 

travel to Vivian Rodriguez from the Miami 
Airport Art Program and Jennifer Murphy 
from the Denver Airport Art Program to 
participate in a planning session for the 
Airport Art Program at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

I. Approval of the following list of 

artists, arts professionals or designers 
as potential members of Airport Art 
Selection Panels: 

Ed Tanaka, Vivian Rodriguez, Price 
Amerson, Al Wong, Leonard Hunter, Helene 
Fried, Owen Lang, Regina Mouton, Regina 
Almaguer, Rene DeGuzman, Jon Winet, Diana 
Chadwick, Judy Moran, Lorraine Garcia- 
Nakata, Sheila Ghidini, Ann Cervantes, 
Jerry Allen, Nayland Blake, Stanley 
Saitowitz, David Izu, Terry Ow-Wing, Carl 
Cheng, Mark Palley, Sayed Alavi, Wang Po 
Shu, Cathy Simon, Marcia Tanner, Linda 
Blumberg, Jeannie Wiffenbach, Moira Roth, 
Jeannine Antoine, Sara Bates, Linda 
Craighead, Enrique Chagoya, Brett Cook, 
George Rivera, Rolando Castellon, Karen 
Payson, Arnold Kemp, Edsel Matthews and 
Rupert Garcia. 

Civic Center Courthouse 

J. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with one of the following finalists for 
the Civic Center Courthouse Project for a 
design fee not to exceed $50,000: Richard 
Posner, Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzel 
Lewis DeSoto, David Ireland, and Alice 
Adams, based upon the recommendation made 
by the Selection Panel on Tuesday, 
November 16, 1993. 

K. Authorization to provide project start-up 
funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000 
to one of the following artists for his 
or her work on the Civic Center 



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Courthouse Project: Richard Posner, Alice 
Adams, David Ireland, Lewis DeSoto, 
Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzel depending 
upon approval of the Selection Panel 
recommendation . 

Market Street 

L. Approval of the Selection Panel 

recommendations for the following 
projects as part of the Market Street Art 
in Transit Program Cycle 3, contingent 
upon permission from private property 
owners and City agencies as needed: 

♦Margaret Crane/Jon Winet: $3900 for 
The Market Street Chronicles" , a print 
publication work reflecting on urban 
experience and the nature of shared 
space, to be distributed free along 
Market Street 

♦Contraband: $7500 for 3 site- 
specific performances of text, dance and 
music, at Market and One Bush Street, 
near San Francisco's historic shoreline 

♦Cultural Odyssey: a maximum amount 
of $5,000 for a processional theatrical 
performance to inaugurate the S.F. 
African American Performance Art 
Festival, contingent upon submission and 
approval of a revised proposal providing 
more details on performance activities. 

♦Mission Cultural Center: $7700 for 
"Reclaiming Our Theatrical Past", 
encompassing a 24 poster kiosk display 
featuring Latinos in S.F. theatre 
history and a brown bag performance by 
Mascaritas Puppet Theatre. 

♦John Ammirati: $5,000 for "Five 
O'clock Shadow" a temporary one month 
charcoal drawing of shadow figures on the 
Market Street sidewalk 

♦The Luggage Store: $2500 for a 
series of roll-down door displays and 
banner installations 

♦Neil Mick: $350 for a sidewalk 
painting as a monument to homeless deaths 
that took place on Market Street, 
contingent upon approval of final image 



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*Pilar Olabarria: $4300 for window 
paintings for the Hibernia Bank Building 
to be created from workshops with 
Tenderloin children and elders, 
contingent upon availability of the 
building 

*Ruth Santee: $2845 for "Padded 
Armchair and Ottoman" a one month 
sculpture installation which transforms 
existing pedestrian benches into 
upholstered furniture, contingent upon 
the artist providing a construction and 
installation plan for the project 

*Ricardo Zulueta: $5000 for "Biased 
Targets" , a series of temporary street 
signs with pamphlets on education and 
prevention of hate crimes, contingent 
upon submission and approval of an 
alternative icon for the sign 

*Music in the Blood: $890 for a 
program of a cappella music on the themes 
of political struggle in American history 

*Tale Spinners Theatre: $2000 for 2 
performances of the Candlestick Tales, 
theatrical storytelling with audience 
participation 

*Estelle Akamine: $5,000 for the 
creation of wearable art from Market 
Street trash, and a series of promenade 
performances by dancers 

*Con*Temp: $4031 for "Job Security" 
a series of 4 performances where 
temporary workers create "products for 
meditation", conditional upon receiving 
permission from property owners 

*Karen Atkinson: $5000 for 
"Projections in Public" a storefront 
window installation which will project 
slides of new work commissioned by 
photographers especially for this 
installation 

international Studies Academy and 
the Ansel Adams Center: a maximum of 
$6700 for a 24 poster kiosk display of a 
"photonovella" created by community high 
school students 

*Rigo '93: a maximum of $6700 for 
"Market Street Tales" , moments of Market 



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Street presented as black and white 
comics for a 24 poster kiosk display 

*Sixth Street Photography Workshop: 
a maximum of $6700 for a 24 poster kiosk 
display project of images of the Sixth 
Street community created by workshop 
participants 

*Small Press Traffic/The Lab: a 
maximum of $6700 for a collaborative 
poster series combining poetry and visual 
art for a 24 kiosk display 

Millbrae Water Facility 

M. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with any of the following finalists for 
the Millbrae Water Facility for a design 
fee not to exceed $15,000: Lita 
Albuquerque, Nancy Holt, Jody Pinto, 
Athena Tacha, and Richard Turner, based 
upon the recommendation made by the 
Selection Panel on December 3, 1993. 

N. Authorization to provide project start-up 
funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000 
to one of the following artists for his 
or her work on the Millbrae Water 
Facility Project: Lita Albuquerque, 
Nancy Holt, Jody Pinto, Athena Tacha and 
Richard Turner, based upon approval of 
the Selection Panel recommendation. 

Main Library 

0. Authorization to reimburse Alice Aycock 
for $1,614.65 in expenses incurred 
attending meetings on November 4th and 
5th with the Main Library architect and 
general contractor. 

Collections 

P. Approval of the loan of three paintings 
by Lucien Labaudt titled Accordian 
Player, Shampoo at Moss Beach, and Song 
of the Seas to the Wight Art Gallery 
exhibition Pacific Dreams: Currents of 
Surreality in Early California Art, 1934- 
57 and traveling itinerary. 

Q. Authorization to extend the long term 
loan of three dioramas from the Golden 
Gate International Exposition to Presidio 



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Army Museum from September 30, 1993 to 
September 30, 1998. 

R. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with conservator Dale Kronkright for the 
amount of $31,000 for the conservation of 
the monuments in Portsmouth Square. 

S. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with conservator Genevieve Baird for the 
amount of $35,000 for the maintenance of 
the Market Street Monuments. 

T. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with the conservator Tracy Power for the 
amount of $10,000 for the conservation fo 
the statue of Abraham Lincoln. 

Gallery 

U. Approval of Selection Panel 

recommendation of proposals by Donna 
Schumacher, Paul C. Windsor and Elise 
Brewster for City Site and authorization 
for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay an honorarium of $6,000 to each 
artist for implementation, pending 
availability of funding. 

V. Approval to write letter of thanks to the 
American President Company for cleanup of 
City Site lot by employees during the 
company's Employee Week of Caring and for 
the donation of $250.00. 



3:30 II. General Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Presentation of Selection Panel 
recommendation of proposal by Peter 
Richards for the SF General Hospital 
Garden Project. Request for 
authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with the approved artist for up to 
$15,500 to fabricate and install the 
project . 



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IV. Richmond Recreation Center 
Jill Manton, Sayed Alavi 

Presentation of integrated design concept 
and request for approval and 
authorization to make final payment on 
the artist's design contract. 

V. Old Business 

VI. New Business 

Discussion and request for approval of 
procedures for review and approval of 
permanent and temporary works of art by 
the Visual Arts Committee. 

V. Adjournment 



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A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including (hose in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuifaide parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 
Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) S54-892S lo discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
November 17, 1993 



Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Genny Lim 



Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Jason Tannen 

I . Consent Calendar 

Consent Calendar was amended and approved ( See Reports and 
Orders ) . 

II. General Hospital 

Susan Pontious reported the Selection Panel's unanimous 
recommendation of Peter Richards' proposal for the General 
Hospital Garden Project. Peter has identified a site 
^ ^dy used by employees to congregate, and will create a 
series of pathways and seating. Granite and crushed 
pumice will be used for accentuation. In addition, the 
artist is considering additional materials such as red 
sandstone and an oyster shell walk to enhance the effect. 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Peter Richards for up 
to $15,500 to fabricate and install the SF General 
Hospital Garden project. 



Moved 
Vote: 



Healy /LaRocca 
Unanimous 



III. Old Business 

A. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil reported that Nancy Holt has withdrawn as a 

finalist for the Millbrae Water Facility Project. The 

Selection Panel had designated Roger Berry as an alternate 

finalist, however, Roger is currently under contract to 

the Art Commission for the Airport Art Master Plan. The 

Committee recommended that the finalists for the Millbrae 

Project be limited to the remaining four candidates, and 

also requested that criteria for public art project 



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eligibility be reviewed and amended, if needed, to avoid 
the situation in which an artist would be working on two 
concurrent public art commmi ssions . 

ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with any one of the 
following finalists for the Millbrae Water Facility for a 
design fee not to exceed $15,000: Lita Albuquerque, Jody 
Pinto, Athena Tacha, or Richard Turner, based upon the 
recommendation made by the Selection Panel on December J, 
1993 
AND 

Authorization to provide project start-up funds in an 
amount not to exceed $5,000 to one of the following 
artists for his or her work on the Millbrae Water Facility 
Project: Lita Albuquerque, Jody Pinto, Athena Tacha or 
Richard Turner, based upon approval of the Selection Panel 
recommendation . 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Sculpture Site Profile 

ORDERED: Motion to rescind Resolution # 1101-93-479 and 
to approve a grant to Judy Moran in the amount of $5,000 
to develop a general site plan process and guidelines 
detailing how individuals and/or organizations gain 
permission to temporarily install works of art on public 
property under the jurisdiction of various city agencies. 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

C. Airport Art Program 

Susan Pontious reported that temporary work such as 
performance will not be possible at the Airport because 
funds from the bond are restricted to permanent artwork. 
Nonetheless, Ms. Pontious is continuing to explore wavs to 
incorporate alternative genres and media into the program 
such as the possibility of video and interactive computer 
installations which would be permanent acquisitions. 

D. Muni M Line Boarding Platforms 

Jill Manton advised the Committee that the Public 
Utilities Commission approval of Leonard Hunter and Sheila 
Ghidini's design for platform amenities had been 
stalemated, in spite of commmunity testimony on behalf of 
the design, due to the introduction of a new issue- 



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problems with the fare collection system at the platforms. 
The design will be brought again for approval to the 
P.U.C. and Commissioners were asked to urge approval of 
the design to the Mayor and the P.U.C. Commmissioners . 

IV. New Business 

A. Mural Approval 

ORDERED: Approval of mural sponsored by the Precita Eyes 
Mural Center by Richard Norris for the Cleveland School. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Jill Manton informed the Committee that she has 
received a letter from Noel Neri who has agreed to execute 
a tile design of a Joan Brown painting for the sum of 
$26,000 exclusive of the cost of preparing walls for tile. 
Before proceeding, Ms. Manton will discuss the proposed 
site for this work with staff from Moscone and the SF 
Redevelopment Agency. 

V. Richmond Recreation Center. 

Bob Nist presented the architectural model for the 
Recreation center, and Seyed Alavi explained the plan for 
.« project. The overall intent is to create a sense of 
mival at the building as well as to give a sense of the 
community, which includes Asians, Russians, and elders, 
among others. Alavi has developed a suburban garden 
experience in collaboration with the project landscape 
architect. Elements of the design include radiating 
patterns of curvilinear lines; a hexagonal form - 
reflective of Feng shui - at sidewalk entrance points, 
with the form repeated in seating patterns; use of rocks 
to evoke an Asian garden; boulders inscribed with poetry. 
The element of water will be reflected metaphorically in 
some way. 

Commissioners suggested carrying the form of the 
concentric curves into the interior of the building in 
some way, to establish an experience of continuity. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve Seyed Alavi' s design concept 
for the Richmond Recreation center and to authorize final 
payment on the artist's design contract. 

Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the amended consent calendar as 
follows : 

A. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract with Michael Manwaring by 
extending the completion date until January 
31, 1995. 

B. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Anne Chamberlain by extending 
the completion date until June 30, 1994. 

C. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Su-Chen Hung by extending the 
completion date until June 30, 1994. 

D. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Lothar Baumgarten by extending 
the completion date through October 1, 
1994. 

E. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Scott Donahue by extending the 
completion date to December 30, 1994. 

F. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Arthur Gonzalez by extending 
the completion date to December 30, 1994. 

G. Approval of mural by Ray Patlan and Eduardo 
Pineda for the parking lot at 24th and Capp 
Streets sponsored by the 24th Street 
Revital i zat i on Committee. 

H. Approval of mural proposal by Together With 
Style for the Muni Metro Turnback Project. 

I. Authorization to pay a per diem and travel 
to Vivian Rodriguez from the Miami Airport 
Art Program and Jennifer Murphy from the 
Denver Airport Art Program to participate 
in a planning session for the Airport Art 
Program at the San Francisco International 
Ai rpor t . 

J. Approval of the following list of artists 
arts professionals or designers as 



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potential members of Airport Art Selection 
Panels : 

Ed Tanaka, Vivian Rodriguez, 
Price Amerson, Al Wong, Leonard Hunter, 
Helene Fried, Owen Lang, Regina Mouton, 
Regina Almaguer, Rene DeGuzman, Jon Winet, 
Diana Chadwick, Judy Moran, Lorraine 
Garcia-Naka t.a , Sheila Ghidini, Ann 
Cervantes, Jerry Allen, Nayland Blake, 
Stanley Saitowitz, David Izu, Terry Ow- 
Wing, Carl Cheng, Mark Palley, Sayed Alavi, 
Wang Po Shu, Cathy Simon, Marcia Tanner, 
Linda Blumberg, Jeannie Wiffenbach, Moira 
Roth, Jeannine Antoine, Sara Bates, Linda 
Craighead, Enrique Chagoya, Brett Cook, 
George Rivera, Rolando Castellon, Karen 
Payson, Arnold Kemp, Edsel Matthews and 
Rupert Garcia. 

K. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Lewis 
DeSoto for the Civic Center Courthouse 
Project for a design fee not to exceed 
$50,000 

L. Authorization to provide project start-up 
funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000 to 
Lewis deSoto for work on the Civic Center 
Courthouse Project. 

M. Approval of the Selection Panel 

recommendations for the following projects 
as part of the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program Cycle 3, contingent upon permission 
from private property owners and City 
agencies as needed: 

♦Margaret Crane/Jon Winet: $3900 for " 
The Market Street Chronicles", a print 
publication work reflecting on urban 
experience and the nature of shared space, 
to be distributed free along Market Street 

♦Contraband: $7500 for 3 site-specific 
performances of text, dance and music, at 
Market and One Bush Street, near San 
Francisco's historic shoreline 

♦Cultural Odyssey: a maximum amount of 
$5,000 for a processional theatrical 



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performance to inaugurate the S.F. African 
American Performance Art Festival, 
contingent upon submission and approval of 
a revised proposal providing more details 
on performance activities. 

♦Mission Cultural Center: $7700 for 
"Reclaiming Our Theatrical Past", 
encompassing a 24 poster kiosk display 
featuring Latinos in S.F. theatre history 
and a brown bag performance by Mascaritas 
Puppet Theatre. 

*John Ammirati: $5,000 for "Five 
O'clock Shadow" a temporary one month 
charcoal drawing of shadow figures on the 
Market Street sidewalk 

♦ The Luggage Store: $2500 for a series 
of roll-down door displays and banner 
installations 

♦ Neil Mick: $350 for a sidewalk 
painting as a monument to homeless deaths 
that took place on Market Street, 
contingent upon approval of final image 

♦Pilar Olabarria: $4300 for window 
paintings for the Hibernia Bank Building to 
be created from workshops with Tenderloin 
children and elders, contingent upon 
availability of the building 

*Ruth Santee: $2845 for "Padded 
Armchair and Ottoman" a one month sculpture 
installation which transforms existing 
pedestrian benches into upholstered 
furniture, contingent upon the artist 
providing a construction and installation 
plan for the project 

*Ricardo Zulueta: $5000 for "Biased 
Targets", a series of temporary street 
signs with pamphlets on education and 
prevention of hate crimes, contingent upon 
submission and approval of an alternative 
icon for the sign 

♦Music in the Blood: $890 for a 
program of a cappella music on the themes 
of political struggle in American history 

♦Tale Spinners Theatre: $2000 for 2 
performances of the Candlestick Tales, 
theatrical storytelling with audience 
participation 



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♦Estelle Akamine: $5,000 for the 
creation of wearable art from Market Street 
trash, and a series of promenade 
performances by dancers 

*Con*Temp: $4031 for "Job Security" a 
series of 4 performances where temporary 
workers create "products for meditation", 
conditional upon receiving permission from 
property owners 

*Karen Atkinson: $5000 for 
"Projections in Public" a storefront window 
installation which will project slides of 
new work commissioned by photographers 
especially for this installation 

♦International Studies Academy and the 
Ansel Adams Center: a maximum of $6700 for 
a 24 poster kiosk display of a 
"photonovel la" created by community high 
school students 

*Rigo '93: a maximum of $6700 for 
"Market Street Tales" , moments of Market 
Street presented as black and white comics 
for a 24 poster kiosk display 

♦Sixth Street Photography Workshop: a 
maximum of $6700 for a 24 poster kiosk 
display project of images of the Sixth 
Street community created by workshop 
partic ipants 

♦Small Press Traffic/The Lab: a 
maximum of $6700 for a collaborative poster 
series combining poetry and visual art for 
a 24 kiosk display 
N. Authorization to reimburse Alice Aycock for 
$1,614.65 in expenses incurred attending 
meetings on November 4th and 5th with the 
Main Library architect and general 
contractor . 
O. Approval of the loan of three paintings by 
Lucien Labaudt titled Accordian Player, 
Shampoo at Moss Beach, and Song of the Seas 
to the Wight Art Gallery exhibition Pacific 
Dreams: Currents of Surreality in Early 
California Art, 1934-57 and traveling 
i t inerary . 

P. Authorization to extend the long term loan 
of three dioramas from the Golden Gate 
International Exposition to Presidio Army 



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Museum from September 30, 1993 to September 
30, 1998. 

Q. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with 
conservator Dale Kronkright for the amount 
of $31,000 for the conservation of the 
monuments in Portsmouth Square. 

R. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with 
conservator Genevieve Baird for the amount 
of $35,000 for the maintenance of the 
Market Street Monuments. 

S. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with the 
conservator Tracy Power for the amount of 
$10,000 for the conservation fo the statue 
of Abraham Lincoln. 

T. Approval of Selection Panel recommendation 
of proposals by Donna Schumacher, Paul C. 
Windsor and Elise Brewster for City Site 
and authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to pay $5,000 for artist 
materials and $1,000 for artist honorarium 
to each artist for implementation, pending 
availability of funding. 

U. Approval to write letter of thanks to the 
American President Company for cleanup of 
City Site lot by employees during the 
company's Employee Week of Caring and for 
the donation of $250.00. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Peter 
Richards for up to $15,500 to fabricate and install the SF 
General Hospital Garden project. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
irs to enter into contract with any one of the 
owing finalists for the Millbrae Water Facility for a 
gn fee not to exceed $15,999: Lita Albuquerque, Jody 
o, Athena Tacha, or Richard Turner, based upon the 
mmendation made by the Selection Panel on December 3, 



orization to provide project start-up funds in an 

nt not to exceed $5,000 to one of the following 

sts for his or her work on the Millbrae Water Facility 

ect: Lita Albuquerque, Jody Pinto, Athena Tacha or 

ard Turner, based upon approval of the Selection Panel 

mmendat i on . 



Moved : 
Vote : 



L im/LaRocca 
Unanimous 



4. ORDERED: Motion to rescind Resolution # 1101-93-479 
and to approve a grant to Judy Moran in the amount of 
$5,000 to develop a general site plan process and 
guidelines detailing how individuals and/or organizations 
gain permission to temporarily install works of art on 
public property under the jurisdiction of various city 
^ icies. 



Moved 
Vote: 



Lim/LaRocca 
Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: Approval of mural sponsored by the Precita 
Eyes Mural Center by Richard Norris for the Cleveland 
School . 



Moved 
Vote: 



Healy/LaRocca 
Unanimous 



6. ORDERED: Motion to approve Seyed Alavi's design 
concept for the Richmond Recreation Center and to 
authorize final payment on the artist's design contract. 



Moved 
Vote: 



Lim/Healy 
Unanimous 



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Respectfully submitted, 



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Eleanor Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testily are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



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Consent Calendar 

Motion to approve the loan of the 
painting titled Turkey by Judith 
Linhares to the University Art 
Gallery, Sonoma State University 
exhibition- Judith Linhares : a 
survey, from February 1 to April 15, 
1994. 



B. Motion to approve final payment on 
contract #2820022 to Narcissus 
Quagliata for completion of 
"Oracle", upon completion of 
installation and receipt by the Art 
Commission of all final reports and 
documentation . 

C. Motion to approve a mural by Johanna 
Poethig for Wolfe House at 5th and 
Howard Streets. 

D. Motion to approve mural designs by 
Johanna Poethig, Jamie Carpenter and 
Precita Eyes Mural Center for the 
Muni Metro Turnback Project 
Construction fences. 




F. 



Motion to approve modification in 
scope of work and increase of $3,500 
in the contract amount for Scott 
Donahue for the Taraval Police 
Station exterior frieze. 

Motion to approve Lewis Desoto and 
Jennifer Murphy as potential members 
of Airport Selection Panels. 



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II. Chinatown Park and Recreation Center 

Jill Manton 
Presentation of proposals and request for 
approval of the Selection Panel recommendation 
of artists and projects for the Chinatown Park 
and Recreation Center. 

A. Request for authorization to the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Marcia 
Donahue to create a series of stone 
sculptures for the Chinatown Park 
and Recreation Center for a total 
budget not to exceed $25,000; and 
Hervy Lam, Clayton Shiu, Lam-Po 
Leong and Wenyu Xu for the design 
and fabrication of a paving 
medallion for the entry plaza of the 
new Chinatown Park for a total fee 
not to exceed $25,000. 

B. Request for authorization to the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to 
award a design honorarium of $4,000 
to Susan Mak and Baoping Chen for 
the design of a concept to be used 
for the building entry gate and park 
fencing . 

III. Mental Health Facility 
Susan Pontious 

Review and request for approval of purchase of 
artwork by Juana Alicia for the new Mental 
Health Facility. 

IV. San Francisco International Airport 
Susan Pontious 

A. Discussion of policy re: artist 
eligibility. 

B. Request for appointment of Art 
Commission liaison to the first 
Selection Panel for the Airport 
Expansion. 

VI. Old Business 

V. New Business 

VI . Adjournment 






MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
December 15, 1993 



Commissioners Present: 
Aristides Demetrios 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Dodie Rosekranz 



Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Jason Tannen 
Joanne Chow Winship 

The meeting was called to order at 3:12 P.M. 



I . Consent Calendar 

Consent Calendar was approved (See Reports and Orders) 



Chinatown Park and Recreat 

Manton reported that four 
previously been selected to pre 
Chinatown Park and Recreation C 
of the finalist proposals, the 
that two of the teams carry out 

1) Marcia Donahue, who wil 
sculptures taking the form of e 
- such as peaches and persimmon 
favorably noted the tactile pre 
which will be accessible to the 

2) The team of Hervy Lam, 
and Wenyu Xu which proposed a p 
courtyard of the Recreation Cen 
incorporate Chinese calligraphy 
ancient poem, and may be execut 
terrazzo or flagstone depending 



ion Center 

finalist teams had 
sent proposals for the 
enter project. Upon review 
Selection Panel recommended 

projects : 
1 create a series of stone 
ither human faces or fruits 
s. The Selection Panel 
sence of the sculpture 

non-sighted. 
Clayton Shiu, Lam-Po Leong 
aving design for the entry 
ter. The design will 

as well as text from an 
ed either in marble 

on the budget. 



Manton also showed the Committee an additional design 
proposal presented by artist team Susan Mak and Baoping 
Chen. While the architect team recommended proceeding 
with this additional design, the Selection Panel did not 
reach concensus on this recommendation. Manton stated 
that she would like to reserve the option to return to the 



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Committee at a later date pending resolution of project 
finances to discuss commissioning Mak and Chen to create a 
design for the building gate and the park fencing. 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Marcia 
Donahue to create a series of stone sculptures for 
the Chinatown Park and Recreation Center for a total 
budget not to exceed $25,000. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Hervy 
Lam, Clayton Shiu, Lam-Po Leong and Wenyu Xu for the 
design and fabrication of a paving medallion for the 
entry plaza of the new Chinatown Park for a total fee 
not to exceed $25,000. 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

"?ntal Health Facility 



Susan Pontious proposed the purchase of a watercolor by 
Juana Alicia, at a cost of $1,000. The artwork serves as 
the centerpiece of a children's book illustrated by 
Alicia, entitled " El Dia de las Madres." 

ORDERED: Authorization to purchase "El Dia de las 
Madres" by Juana Alicia, at a cost of $1,000, for the 
Mental Health Facility. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport 
A. Curator Susan Pontious requested a waiver of the 
current public art program eligibility guidelines which 
specify that an artist currently holding a major 
commission is not eligibile for another commission for a 
period of five years. The purpose of this waiver is to 
avoid exclusion of local artists from the one-time 
opportunity presented by the Airport expansion program, 
and to fulfill a mandate of employing local artists of 
ethnic diversity. The Committee agreed to waive 



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eligibility guidelines for the San Francisco International 
Airport project on a one-time only basis. 

B) Roger Berry, the artist who is preparing the Arts 
Master Plan for the airport expansion, showed the 
Committee schematic drawings of the airport expansion 
design. Five buildings will be added, each designed by a 
different architectural team. Berry also outlined a 
general framework for the development of the art program: 
the first phase will focus on the selection of artists to 
create integrated artwork, working with the architectural 
team . The second phase will involve the commissioning of 
discrete artwork for specific places. These opportunities 
for commissions will be identified during schematic 
design, to take place January through May, 1994. The 
third phase will identify potential options for re- 
configuring the permanent airport collection. And the 
fourth phase will identify technical infrastructure for 
art opportunities - such as a video wall- for which the 
airport itself will be responsible for long term 
programming . 

To proceed with the first phase, Berry recommended a 
process wherebj a team of eighl artists would be 
^^M^ fied to participate on the design team. Artists 

■ it be selected through a charrette process, and must be 
able to work on a fast track schedule. Finalists will be 
selected on or close to January 26, 1994. Susan Pontious 
invited Commissioners to suggest artist candidates. 
Commissioner Healy volunteered to serve as Commission 
liaison for the January selection; during subsequent 
selection for subsequent stages Visual Art Committee 
members may share the responsibility of liaison role. 

Commissioners also questioned the relationship of planning 
for the Airport Exhibition Program and the planning for 
the expansion of the Airport Collection and voiced a 
preference to have the programs developed in conjunction 
with one another, rather than separately. 

NOTE: Commissioner Rosekrans departed at 4:00 p.m. 

V. Old Business 

A. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton reported on changes in the Muni Sound 
project to be implemented by Bill Fontana. Originally 
conceived as a live sound broadcast from the Castro 
Theatre Organ into the Castro Street Muni Station, the 

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artist subsequently revised the project. Fontana intended 
to create a 70 minute compact disc recording of sounds in 
the vicinity of the Market Street Muni stations, to be 
played back into five Muni stations for a duration of one 
month. However, Muni had just determined that only one 
station, not five, would be able to be engineered to play 
the compact disc recording. Committee members agreed that 
because of the diminished project scope, the project 
should be terminated. 

B. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil reported that Jody Pinto has been selected 

for the Millbrae art enrichment. 

VI. New Business 

Bill Morrison, an independent consultant serving as an ad 
hoc volunteer, requested that Committee members and all in 
attendance review and respond to the "Draft General 
Management Plan for the Presidio of San Francisco" and 
convey their comments to the National Park service by 
December 21, 1993. 

Commissioner Healy recommended that a letter be prepared 
from the Commission with a statement supporting the use of 
^|t% s as a creative resource in all planning and design 
efforts for the Presidio. 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the consent calendar as follows: 

A. Motion to approve the loan of the painting 
titled Turkey by Judith Linhares to the 
University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University 
exhibition- Judith Linhares: a survey, from 
February 1 to April 15, 1994. 

B. Motion to approve final payment on contract 
#2820022 to Narcissus Quagliata for completion 
of "Oracle", upon completion of installation and 
receipt by the Art Commission of all final 
reports and documentation. 

C. Motion to approve a mural by Johanna Poethig for 
Wolfe House at 5th and Howard Streets. 



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D. Motion to approve mural designs by Johanna 
Poethig, Jamie Carpenter and Precita Eyes Mural 
Center for the Muni Metro Turnback Project 
Construction fences. 

E. Motion to approve modification in scope of work 
and increase of $3,500 in the contract amount 
for Scott Donahue for the Taraval Police Station 
exterior frieze. 

F. Motion to approve Lewis Desoto and Jennifer 
Murphy as potential members of Airport Selection 
Panels . 

Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Marcia 
Donahue to create a series of stone sculptures for the 
Chinatown Park and Recreation Center for a total budget 
not to exceed $25,000. 

Mnv-^ .-i : Healy/LaRocca 
-^^ * Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Hervy Lam, 
Clayton Shiu, Lam-Po Leong and Wenyu Xu for the design and 
fabrication of a paving medallion for the entry plaza of 
the new Chinatown Park for a total fee not to exceed 
$25,000. 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Authorization to purchase " El Dia de 
las Madres" by Juana Alicia, at a cost of $1,000, for the 
Mental Health Facility. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

Respectfully submitted, 

^ t~- I/*' • /U, ir[ 

Eleanor Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 

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